Table 3

Instruments assessing capacity

Measurement instrument

Target population

Number of Items

ICF level(s) of the upper limb items

Tasks included

Activities of daily living included

Upper limb use

Reference


Stroke

CP

Function

Activity

Participation

Unimanual

Bimanual

Basic

Extended

AOU

QOU

Other description of use

Validity

Reliability

Responsiveness


Instruments including only items at ICF activity level


ADL observation [16]

4

(√)*

(√)*

[16]

[16]


AMAT [17]

13

[17]

[17]

[17]


AMPS [15]

2

√*

√*

[15]

[15]


CAHAI [18]

13

[19]

[19]

[19]


FAT [20]

5

[20]

[20]

[21]


TEMPA [22]

9

[23]

[22]


UBDS [24]

1

[24]

[24]

[24]


VOAA-DDD [25]

2

[26]

[26]


Instruments combining items at ICF activity level with items at ICF function level


AAUT [27]

17

[27]

[27]


ARAT [28]

19

[28]

[28]

[28]


FTHUE [29]

17

[29]

[29]


JTHFT [30]

7

[31]

[31]

[32]


Melbourne [33]

16

[33]

[34]


MESUPES [35]

17

[35]

[35]


MFT [36]

8

[37]

[37]


QUEST [38]

36

[38]

[38]


SHUEE [39]

40

[39]

[39]


WMFT [40]

17

[41]

[41]

[41]


‡ = This subcategory covers answers like "can be performed (yes/no)" or "independent performance (yes/no/partly)"; or descriptive answers like "How much feedback does the patient require to complete the task?". * = item can be chosen by therapist/patient and can therefore be unimanual or bimanual and basic ADL or extended ADL.

CP = cerebral palsy; AOU = amount of use; QOU = quality of use.

AAUT = Actual Amount of Use Test; ADL observation = Activities of Daily Living observation; AMAT = Arm Motor Ability Test; AMPS = Assessment of Motor and Process Skills; ARAT = Action Research Arm Test; CAHAI = Chedoke Arm Hand Actvity Inventory; FAT = Frenchay Arm Test; FTHUE = Functional Test for the Hemiplegic Upper Extremity; JTHFT = Jebsen-Taylor Hand Function Test; LMAS = Lindmark Motor Assessment Scale; Melbourne = Melbourne Assessment of Unilateral Upper Limb Function; MESUPES = Motor Evaluation Scale for Upper Extremity Stroke Patients; MFT = Manual Function Test; QUEST = Quality of Upper extremity Skills Test; SHUEE = Shriners Hospital for Children Upper Extremity Evaluation; TEMPA = Upper Extremity Performance Test for Elderly (Test d'Evaluation des Membres supérieurs de Personnes Agées); UBDS = Upper Body Dressing Scale; VOAA-DDD = Video Observation Aarts and Aarts - DDD; WMFT = Wolf Motor Function Test

Lemmens et al. BMC Neurology 2012 12:21   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-12-21

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