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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Standards for tests and measurements in physical therapy practice. Tests that did not meet the inclusion criteria are listed in Table 2. If only one of the psychometric properties was supported by a significant correlation, the test was assigned to level III.

FAT – Frenchay arm test | AcronymAttic

In these cases, we conferred until agreement to include or exclude the article was reached. To establish validity and reliability among 3 tests: To establish psychometric properties of interrater reliability of disability and impairment scales, to determineconstruct frenchxy concurrent validity and responsiveness of data obtained with a test.

Loss or abnormality of cognitive, emotional, physiological, or anatomical structure or function, including losses or abnormalities not attributable to the initial pathophysiology. We believe frechay chances of overlooking articles were reduced by using follow-up searches where the key words included the freenchay of the tests being investigated.

The test must be designed for frfnchay upper-extremity motor function and include tasks which require only unilateral activity and require the subject to move the hand through space ensuring use of proximal and distal musculature rfenchay take an hour or less to administer and measure the following rehabilitation domains: Reliability of the Fugl-Meyer assessment of sensorimotor recovery following cerebrovascular accident.

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.


Email alerts New issue alert. Results were obtained by examining scores obtained for the following components of the upper-extremity subscale of the test: They directly address measurement questions of clinical interest. A method to examine the quality of evidence has been proposed by Rudman and Hannah.

When the preliminary searches were conducted for this review, there were limited data to describe most psychometric properties of the tests.

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

Initial support, according to Rudman and Hannah, 4 would indicate that some studies have had positive results supporting validity or reliability. You have entered an invalid code. Support Center Support Center. Intraclass correlation coefficients are perhaps more appropriate because they describe agreement of the scores and not just covariation or association. Gowland etal, 12 Measures of disability and overall motor function were included in these tables, but measures specific to upper-extremity motor function were not included.

Therefore, the group that developed the guide characterized available research designs as either randomized controlled trials or quasi-experimental designs. 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. 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.

Some clinicians may feel that tests of functional limitations that we describe are not as useful as tests of disabilities because the latter more closely relate to activities of daily living.

Add comment Close comment form modal. Limited support would indicate inadequacies in the research design of studies conducted. No test had evidence for all 4 psychometric properties. The study must have been published in a peer-reviewed journal and one of the following criteria must be met: Some potentially eligible articles may have been overlooked in our review. Tests Excluded From Analysis a.

Sanford et al did not report the mean time from onset of stroke. Other tests may be equally applicable for testing upper-extremity motor function, but psychometric support must be established and reported first. For example, the Box and Block Test and the Jebsen Hand Test were reported to be well-established tests, 2526 but no evidence, based on our criteria, was found to support their use with patients following a stroke.


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Recovery of behavioral abnormalities after right hemisphere stroke. Appendix 2 describes in more detail the inclusion criteria for this stage of the literature review. To establish validity and reliability of data obtained with the Frenchay Arm Test and compare values with those of other arm function tests.

Predictive validity only considers conditions at the time of testing. After examination of these articles, we identified 31 different tests that were used for upper-extremity motor function. Many studies of patients following a stroke lacked evidence to support the test used either because analyses were not performed or because references to support evidence about psychometric properties were too generalized. A few discrepancies occurred between the lists generated in the 2 searches.

Recovery after stroke–the first 3 months. Disability-oriented tests very likely may contribute more than tests of functional limitation to evaluation during rehabilitation. You must accept the terms and conditions. InLoewen and Anderson, 17 using Spearman correlations, performed additional psychometric testing to examine the predictive ability of the Motor Assessment Scale.

More complete psychometric support is needed for upper-extremity motor function tests applied following a stroke. He reported that adequate tests existed and that these tests should be applied under research and clinical circumstances to establish their strengths and weaknesses.

If this article were omitted upon initial title review, it would have been identified during subsequent searches based on test name. We believe a measurement of motor recovery is difficult to obtain when an uninvolved extremity can compensate for deficits of the involved side.