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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Rudman agm Hannah 4 reviewed 4 tests of hand function. Scientific evidence should be the basis for recommendations to use specific tests. I agree to the terms and conditions.

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

Using frencay modification of Sackett’s procedures Tab. Predictive validity only considers conditions at the time of testing. Duncan et al 11 Collin and Wade, 10 When the preliminary searches were conducted for this review, there were limited data to describe most psychometric properties of the tests. Trst 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.

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The ICC value was established at. InLoewen and Anderson, 17 using Spearman correlations, performed additional psychometric testing to examine the predictive ability of the Motor Assessment Scale. Table 3 documents the psychometric evidence for each test. Linear correlation coefficients often can overestimate the reliability of data obtained with a test because the relationship between true variance and observed variance may be overlooked.

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Among 9 tests evaluated, 5 studies 1012141720 describing psychometric properties for upper-extremity motor function tests used for people following a stroke were published since Wade, 1 inencouraged investigations of psychometric properties of tests that were already published. Only English-language articles were requested. They described instruments that measure hand function in terms of range of ttest, edema, performance, sensation, dexterity, and physical capacity evaluation.

Recovery tset stroke–the first 3 months. Therefore, these types of tests were excluded. Therefore, the group that developed the guide characterized available research designs as either randomized controlled trials or quasi-experimental designs. This section describes the tests according to the levels to which they were assigned, from the highest level most psychometric support or level I to the lowest level least psychometric support or tesh III.

Assessment of recovery of arm control in hemiplegic stroke patients.

FAT – Frenchay arm test | AcronymAttic

They reported using the Motor Club Assessment to establish grip force as a predictive measure of outcome at 6 months following a stroke, but a secondary finding also was reported when they used the Motor Club Assessment to predict performance on the Frenchay Arm Test. However, only 2 groups of authors 1214 chose to utilize ICC analysis. Proprioception and spatial neglect after stroke. His recommendations for using a test were based on the amount of time required to administer the test.


They also considered the amount of published research available and then made recommendations armm the use of standardized assessment tools. 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. Several other review articles, not specific to stroke rehabilitation, have considered hand and arm function tests. Parker et al, 18 These predictions may be projected to a year after stroke onset.

Sign In or Create an Account. Additional searches were performed using the 31 named tests as key words to be sure that other publications had not been missed in the 2 main literature searches.

The Motor Club Assessment was first described as an upper-extremity motor function test for people following a stroke by Ashburn. Thank you for submitting a comment on this article. Tests of upper-extremity motor function used for people following a stroke have been described, but reliability and validity psychometric properties of measurements obtained with these tests have not been consistently established.

The study must have been published in a peer-reviewed journal and one of the following criteria must be met:. The literature was searched from to