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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Loewen and Anderson, 16 The test must be designed for performance-based 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 and take an hour or less to administer and measure the following rehabilitation domains: Close mobile search navigation Frenxhay navigation.

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

Our literature review was restricted to studies of assessment tools that involve direct interpretation of the motor abilities of the affected upper extremity. Tests Excluded From Analysis a.

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.

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

Sign In or Create an Account. Of this original group, articles were selected to receive more detailed examination. An instrument fenchay framework: Convergent validity of data obtained with the Action Research Arm Test as compared with data obtained with the Modified Motor Assessment Chart and the Motricity Index was established at. Standards for tests and measurements in physical therapy tesr.


Inter-rater reliability and validity of the Action Research Arm Test in stroke patients. Normal values for all tests were established on 63 controls.

This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Lindmark and Hamrin, 15 Tests and Measurements All Journals search input.

Literature searches were done using 2 databases. Heller et al, 13 In this article, a review is presented of published upper-extremity motor function tests used with patients who have sustained a stroke. The purposes of this investigation were: The study was performed to describe a test used for stroke rehabilitation or was performed trenchay 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: Intraclass correlation coefficients are perhaps more appropriate because they describe agreement of frencahy scores and not just covariation or association.

The absence of psychometric support, however, does not mean that a test has no value. Therefore, we placed more emphasis on categorizing the available evidence than on rating its quality.


FAT – Frenchay arm test | AcronymAttic

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.

Duncan et al 11 A method to examine the quality of frnchay has been proposed by Rudman and Hannah. To establish validity and reliability among 3 tests: Support Center Support Center.

Some authors, 3031 however, do not accept linear correlations as appropriate tools for reporting reliability data. If 2 of the 3 psychometric properties were supported by significant correlations, the test was assigned to level II. Sanford et al did not report the mean time from onset of stroke.

A few discrepancies occurred between the lists generated in the 2 searches. 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.

Only English-language articles were requested.

They described instruments that measure hand function in terms of range of motion, edema, performance, sensation, dexterity, and physical capacity evaluation. Ram 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.

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