A healthcare provider (HCP) will determine an appropriate assessment based on age and physical ability (ambulatory vs nonambulatory).
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View the assessments for infantile-onset (Type 1) SMA
View the assessments for later-onset (Types 2 and 3) SMA
The HINE Section 2 measures changes in key developmental motor milestones in infants and weaker children with SMA. Results are measured on a point system used to score improvement or worsening in motor milestone achievement.
The CHOP INTEND measures incremental motor function changes such as increased movement, flexibility and strength.
The HFMSE measures motor function changes in a broad range of ambulatory and nonambulatory individuals. An increase of ≥2 points is typically considered a clinically meaningful improvement.
This assessment should be performed by a physical therapist or trained HCP.
The 6MWT is a dynamic exercise assessment that measures fatigue-related changes in walking ability. Participants are instructed to walk as fast as possible along a 25-meter course, turn around, and return in the opposite direction. The course is repeated as often as possible for 6 minutes. Running or jogging is not permitted.
The RULM is an updated version of the Upper Limb Module (ULM) assessment. It includes more activities related to daily life such as lifting heavier objects. The RULM measures upper limb strength in most individuals with SMA while the ULM is typically for weaker, nonambulatory individuals with SMA.
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