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The AIM-T (Activity Independence Measure-Trauma (AIM-T) is a new, evidence-based clinical tool to support the rehabilitation of patients who have suffered traumatic injury. AIM-T supports health care professionals to measure patients’ independence in daily life activities. 

These guidelines present the main principles driving the AIM-T, and provides detailed information on the 12 activities, the scoring system and necessary equipment. It helps professionals and leads them in using the AIM-T tool.

The pocket cards are based on the guidelines, developed for bed-side use by healthcare professionals. For each of the 12 activities, it includes an illustration and summarises key messages.

The resources are currently available in English and French, and are coming soon in Arabic.

About the AIM-T 

  • Tailored for crisis-affected contexts. 
  • Co-developed with Médecins Sans Frontières and Humanity Inclusion, with support of patients and staff at MSF field hospitals in Iraq, Burundi and Haiti.
  • Focused on basic mobility activities – relevant for a range of cultures. 
  • Can be used with all orthopaedic or visceral trauma patients aged 5+ who are able to follow basic instructions, irrespective of the location of the injury. 
  • Validated through a rigorous methodology in collaboration with Karolinska Institutet.

Learn more

Learn more about the study and explore all of the AIM-T resources for humanitarian practitioners: Recovery of functioning after injury in humanitarian settings | HI

Tool Guidelines (English) Tool Guidelines (French) Pocket Cards (English) Pocket Cards (French)

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