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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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. Parker et al, 18 Concurrent validity or convergent validity was most frequently described; test-retest reliability was least frequently described.

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

Comment fields were used to collect information regarding psychometric properties and statistical analyses. You must accept the terms and conditions. Sunderland et al 21 used the Motor Club Assessment to examine grip force as a prognostic tool. Email alerts New issue alert.

The Dependability of Behavioral Measurements: Associated Data Supplementary Materials. Percentages of agreement were 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.

Restriction or frnechay of ability to perform an action in the manner or within the range consistent with the purpose of an organ system.

Sign In or Create an Account. After examination of these articles, we identified 31 different tests that were used for upper-extremity motor function. Tests were considered only if they were functional limitation oriented or measured functional limitations and impairments.


Table 4 summarizes levels to which the tests were assigned. Recovery of behavioral abnormalities after right hemisphere stroke.

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

If the PV of a test is established, the clinical utility of that frencchay is improved. Most tests had 2 properties supported. Of this original group, articles were selected to receive more detailed examination. Therefore, we believe this evidence could not be considered definitive for testing psychometric properties in groups of people with the diagnosis of stroke.

FAT – Frenchay arm test | AcronymAttic

A performance test for assessment of upper limb function in physical rehabilitation treatment and research. The frencbay demonstrated a wide variation in recovery curves between patients. The Modified Motor Assessment Chart utilizes subscales of upper- and lower-extremity function and standing leg movements; it is a modified version of the Fugl-Meyer Sensorimotor Assessment.

No evidence, other than that reported by Collin and Wade, was found to establish the Rivermead Motor Assessment as having validity or reliability for patients following a stroke.

Reliability of the Fugl-Meyer assessment of sensorimotor recovery following cerebrovascular accident. Sanford et al did not report the mean time from onset of stroke.

To establish the intrarater and interrater reliability assessments of the Modified Motor Assessment Scale and the Teet Index. This investigation was performed: Hsieh et al, 14 Normal values for all tests were established on 63 controls.

More complete psychometric support is needed for upper-extremity motor function tests applied following a stroke. Several other review articles, not specific to stroke rehabilitation, have considered hand and arm function tests. InLoewen and Anderson, 17 using Spearman correlations, performed additional psychometric testing to examine the predictive ability of the Motor Assessment Scale.

Literature searches were done using 2 databases. Theory of Generalizability for Scores and Profiles.


Impairment inventory components included measures of shoulder pain, postural control, and arm upper-extremityhand, leg, and foot function. Some articles may have been excluded inappropriately because reporting on psychometric properties was not part of the primary frenchah or tfst title did not clearly refer to psychometric testing. This problem is inherent in any computerized literature review that is dependent on key words. Portney and Watkins 8.

The analysis and interpretation of method comparison studies in rehabilitation research.

Our literature review was restricted am studies of assessment tools that involve direct interpretation of the motor abilities of the affected upper extremity. There may be questions in the scientific community as to whether some psychometric properties might be more important than others and which statistical tests would be most appropriate. Combinations of the following key words were used: Other tests may be equally applicable for testing upper-extremity motor function, but psychometric support must be established and reported first.

The post-stroke hemiplegic patient.

Related articles in Google Scholar. Loewen and Anderson described IRR among 14 raters using 7 subjects and percentage of agreement with kappa coefficients.

If only one of the psychometric properties was supported by a significant correlation, the test was assigned to level III. InGowland et al 12 published a study of the reliability of data obtained for independent components of the impairment inventory.

I—large randomized controlled trials RCTs with low false positive or false negative errors high power.