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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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National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. The Nine-Hole Peg Test had evidence in 3 psychometric categories: The study was performed to describe a test used for stroke rehabilitation or was performed to examine some psychometric property of a motor function test used for people following a stroke or was an investigation solely for the purpose of establishing some psychometric property of arm motor function tests or used an upper-extremity motor function test as an outcome measure in people following a stroke or was a test of motor function in people following a stroke The following items comprise the test inclusion criteria: Results were obtained by examining scores obtained for the following components of the upper-extremity subscale of the test: To establish psychometric properties of interrater reliability of disability and impairment scales, to determineconstruct and concurrent validity and responsiveness of data obtained with a test.

Table 3 documents the psychometric evidence for each test.

A form of measurement validity in which an instrument is used to predict some future performance. Tests and Measurements All Journals search input. Several other review articles, not specific to stroke rehabilitation, have considered hand and arm function tests.

Table 4 summarizes levels to which the tests were assigned. Many other factors may influence the long-term performance capabilities of a patient.

Predictive validity only considers conditions at the time of testing. Loss or abnormality of cognitive, emotional, physiological, or anatomical structure or function, including losses or abnormalities not attributable to the initial pathophysiology.


Tests Excluded From Analysis a.

Loewen and Anderson described IRR among 14 raters using 7 subjects and percentage of agreement with kappa coefficients. Consequently, evaluation of the studies in this review is based on quantitative criteria. No evidence, other than that reported by Collin and Wade, was found to establish the Rivermead Motor Assessment frenchaay having validity or reliability for patients following a stroke. Proprioception and spatial neglect after stroke. Standards for tests and measurements in physical therapy practice.

Parker et al, 18 This article has been cited by other articles in PMC.

An approach in construct validation, assessing the degree to which 2 different instruments or methods are able to measure the same construct. Concurrent validity or convergent validity was most frequently described; test-retest reliability was least frequently described.

Similarly, the Jebsen Hand Test was studied and described in an article about subjects with strokes. Loewen and Anderson 16 and Poole and Whitney 19 separated the Motor Assessment Scale into 3 upper-extremity components or subscales and determined IRR for each subscale.

Sample size may become an issue when considering psychometric properties. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. 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.

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

Therefore, based on our criteria, this reference did not support the use of the Box and Block Test for patients following a stroke. You have entered an invalid code. Multiple combinations of test names were used to search for supporting literature as much as possible, but some variants may have been missed. Support Center Support Center.

They found that the Motricity Index was better than the Nine-Hole Peg Test at ram subjects who would score above zero on the Frenchay Arm Test 6 months after initial frenchah. Appendix 2 describes in more detail the inclusion criteria for this stage of the literature review.


Restriction or lack of ability to perform an action in the manner or within the range consistent with the purpose of an organ system. Limitation in performing tasks, activities, and roles to levels expected with in physical and social contexts. Only English-language articles were requested.

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

Parker etal, 18 Thank you for submitting a comment on this article. 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.

Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Measures of disability and overall motor function were included in these tables, but measures specific to upper-extremity motor function were not included. Open in a separate frenxhay.

FAT – Frenchay arm test | AcronymAttic

Good interobserver and test-retest reliability was demonstrated for all tests, and the Frenchay Arm Test was shown to be valid. A performance test for assessment of upper limb frebchay in physical rehabilitation treatment and research. Poole and Whitney, 19 Some articles may have been excluded inappropriately because reporting on psychometric properties was not tesf of the primary investigation or the title did not clearly refer to psychometric testing.

Disability-oriented tests were not included in our review because these tests permit use of compensatory activity. When the preliminary searches were conducted for this review, there were limited data to describe most psychometric properties of the tests. Some authors, 3031 however, do not accept linear correlations as appropriate tools for reporting reliability data.