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Table 1 Comparison of scoring system between FMS and STEMS

From: Development of the Screening Tool for Everyday Mobility and Symptoms (STEMS) for skeletal dysplasia

  FMS STEMS—aide STEMS—symptoms
1 Uses wheelchair, stroller or buggy Mobilises independently—no aide A—Nil pain or fatigue altering activity
2 Uses K-walker or other walking frame Mobilises—uses stick(s)  
3 Uses two crutches Mobilises—uses crutches B1—Pain limiting activity
B2—Fatigue limiting activity
4 Uses one crutch or two sticks Mobilises—uses wheeled walking device  
5 Independent on level surfaces Wheelchair or power mobility scooter C—Pain and fatigue limiting activity
6 Independent on all surfaces N/A