High-Level Mobility Assessment Test
The High-level Mobility Assessment Tool (HiMAT) is a unidimensional measure of mobility. It comprises ten items that are recorded by stopwatch or measure-tape. Patients are allowed a practice trial for each item. They are instructed to perform each item at their maximum safe speed, except for the stair items, where they are instructed to complete the task at “their normal speed.” Performances are then classified by performance quartiles outlined on a scorecard.
Walking on toes
Walking over an obstacle (house-brick)
Hopping forward on the more affected leg
Bound (onto the more affected leg)
Bound (onto the less affected leg)
Upstairs – dependent
Upstairs – independent
Downstairs – dependent
Downstairs – independent
Most items are scored from 0 to 4. A score of 0 indicates the inability to perform the item, while scores of 1–4 represent...
References and Readings
- Williams, G., Greenwood, K., Robertson, V., Goldie, P., & Morris, M. E. (2006b). The concurrent validity and responsiveness of the high-level mobility assessment tool (HiMAT) for measuring the mobility limitations of people with traumatic brain injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 87, 437–442.CrossRefGoogle Scholar