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 performance test for assessment of upper limb function in physical rehabilitation treatment and research. Most tests had 2 properties supported. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU.

Heller etal, 13 Associated Data Supplementary Materials. The Nine-Hole Peg Test had evidence in 3 psychometric categories: Table 3 documents the psychometric evidence for each armm. The difference in the degree of relationships between. Some clinicians may feel that tests of functional limitations that we describe are not as frejchay as tests of disabilities because the latter more closely relate to activities of daily living.

InGowland et al 12 published a study of the reliability of data obtained for independent components of the impairment inventory. Reliability of the Fugl-Meyer assessment for testing motor performance in patients following stroke.

The inclusion criteria for this review were intended to identify articles that had the purpose of examining evidence to support the psychometric properties of tests, either as the primary objective or while examining upper-extremity motor function following a stroke. Rules srm evidence and clinical recommendations on the use of antihrombotic agents. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. More complete psychometric support is needed for upper-extremity motor function tests applied following a stroke.

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

Measurements used to evaluate outcome and performance during and following rehabilitation should have acceptable reliability and validity. Evaluation of functional capacity after stroke as a basis for active intervention: 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: Collin and Wade’s article was the first to report use of the Rivermead Motor Assessment upper-extremity subscale with this diagnosis.


I—large randomized controlled trials RCTs with low false positive or false negative errors high power. Standards for frenchaay and measurements in physical therapy practice. The correlations between the Motricity Index upper-extremity subscale scores and the Rivermead Motor Assessment upper-extremity subscale scores across 3 time periods 6, 12, and 18 weeks after stroke were.

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. Parker et al, 18 Inclusion criteria were applied to each test from the checklist to establish the list of appropriate tests. The quality of observational data depends on partitioning of tesh variance into a true component the theoretical exact value and error components, which may include subject variations, rater variations, and any number rrenchay additional environmental variations.

Operational definitions of Rudman and Hannah’s levels of support could be refined for future reviews, but further methodological discussion extends beyond the scope of this article. Loewen and Anderson described IRR among 14 raters using 7 subjects and percentage of agreement with kappa coefficients.

Inclusion criteria for this review required that the studies reporting psychometric properties had used only subjects who had had a stroke.

InLoewen and Anderson, 17 using Spearman correlations, performed additional psychometric testing to examine the predictive ability of the Motor Assessment Scale. Add comment Close comment form modal. If 2 of the 3 psychometric properties were supported by significant correlations, the test was assigned to level II. This investigation was performed: Literature searches were done using 2 databases. Sanford etal, 20 Open in a separate window. Scientific evidence should be the basis for recommendations to use specific tests.

This problem is inherent in any computerized literature review that is dependent on key words. Hsieh et al, 14 Reports of 4 psychometric properties were sought: Only the Nine-Hole Peg Test was supported by 3 out of 4 properties.


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

Limitation in performing tasks, activities, and roles to levels expected with in physical and social contexts. Aarm tests including bilateral activity may be closely related to activities at home and may be appropriate measures of function, their use, in our opinion, would not allow them to reflect unilateral motor recovery.

Tests described in the articles were recorded in a checklist data field. We have fgenchay to describe the psychometric properties and supportive statistical tests reported in the literature with minimum bias. Disability-oriented tests were not included in our review because these tests permit use of compensatory activity.

FAT – Frenchay arm test | AcronymAttic

Loewen and Anderson, 16 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 level III. For some studies, both correlations and significance were reported, and, for some studies, the principal author EC calculated significance values based on reported correlations and the number of subjects in a study.

Restriction or lack of ability to perform an action in the manner or within the range consistent with the purpose of an organ system. The absence of psychometric support, however, does not mean that a test has no value.

He reported that adequate tests existed and that these tests should be applied under research and clinical circumstances to establish their strengths and weaknesses. Therefore, based on our criteria, this reference did not support the use of the Box and Block Test for patients following a stroke.

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. Assessment of recovery of arm control in hemiplegic stroke patients.