0. No symptoms at all. 1. No significant disability, despite symptoms; able to carry out all usual duties and activities. 2. Slight disability; unable to carry out all. Four short, simple measures of arm function, suitable for use with patients recovering from acute stroke, are described. These tests are: the Frenchay Arm Test. Arm training using an Upper Limb Robot-Assisted Therapy Device can improve Frenchay Arm Test – The Frenchay Arm Test (FAT) is a measure of upper.

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Some authors, 3031 however, do not accept linear correlations as appropriate tools for reporting reliability data. Disability-oriented tests very likely may contribute more than tests of functional limitation to evaluation during frenchsy.

Most tests had 2 properties supported. Parker etal, 18 None of these previously described reviews demonstrated an extensive search for all available upper-extremity motor function tests, and the tests included were not selected based on a set of predetermined inclusion criteria. Nine tests met the inclusion criteria of having psychometric properties reported in the literature.

This test requires the patient to perform one-handed activities; both arms are evaluated separately.

Frenchay Arm test (FAT) – Allie: Abbreviation / Long Form Info.

J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. A set of inclusion criteria related to the nature of the tests and how they were applied was then used to identify a subset of 13 articles. Comment fields were text to collect information regarding psychometric properties and statistical analyses. The Box and Block Test met our inclusion criteria and had been used to test upper-extremity motor function in a study of patients following a stroke.

Hsieh ffenchay al, 14 The test must be designed for performance-based upper-extremity motor function and include tasks which require only unilateral activity and require the subject tesf move the hand through space ensuring use of proximal and distal musculature and take an hour or less to administer and measure the following rehabilitation domains: After examination of these articles, we identified 31 different tests srm were used for upper-extremity motor function.


Loss or abnormality of cognitive, emotional, physiological, or anatomical structure or function, including losses or abnormalities not attributable to the initial pathophysiology. The purposes of this investigation were: Motricity Index able to correctly identify those subjects who would score above zero on the Frenchay Arm Test.

Measures of disability and overall motor function were included in these tables, but measures specific to upper-extremity motor function were not included.

The following items comprise the article inclusion criteria: Table 3 documents the psychometric evidence for each test. The Motor Club Assessment was first described as an upper-extremity motor function test for people following a stroke by Ashburn. You must accept the terms and conditions. You have entered an invalid code. We believe the chances of overlooking articles were reduced by using follow-up searches where the key words included the names of the tests being investigated.

Collin and Wade, 10 Hsieh et al, 14 Parker et al, 18 Loewen and Anderson, 16 Poole and Whitney, 19 This investigation was performed: Desrosier et al 26 had performed reliability tests with individuals having a variety of diagnoses.

A performance test for assessment of upper limb function in physical rehabilitation treatment and research. In this review, the importance of having an assessment tool supported by published accounts of validity and reliability is discussed. However, which r values were specifically for IRR between different raters [ie, clinicians] or TRT comparing first scores of raters with second scores of the same raters for the same patients could not be determined from the article.

If 2 of the 3 psychometric properties were supported by significant correlations, the test was assigned to level II.


Thank you for submitting a comment on this article. However, there adm data in this article about the psychometric properties of the Motricity Index. A preliminary PubMed search by a physical therapist EC was completed using a variety of key words related to testing of upper-extremity motor function.

More complete psychometric frenchy is needed for upper-extremity motor function tests applied following a stroke.

Similarly, the Jebsen Hand Test was studied and described in an article about subjects with strokes. Restriction or lack of ability to perform an action in the manner or within the range consistent with the purpose of an organ system.

Arm function after stroke: measurement and recovery over the first three months.

The amount of error that is acceptable will depend on the purpose and specific clinical circumstances surrounding test use, and authors should report reliability relative to these issues. Motor assessment scale for stroke patients: Only English-language articles were requested. Recovery of arm function has been studied in a sample of 56 patients seen regularly over the first 3 months after their stroke, using these standard measures.

Rudman and Hannah 4 reviewed 4 tests of hand function. Intraclass correlation coefficients are perhaps more appropriate because they describe frencahy of the scores and teet just covariation or association. An approach in construct validation, assessing the degree to which 2 different instruments or methods are able to measure the frencbay construct.

Sunderland et al, 21 Sanford et al 20 repeated Fugl-Meyer Sensorimotor Assessment reliability studies on patients during rehabilitation 6 days to 6 months following a stroke and found an ICC value of.