Table 5

Instruments assessing actual performance


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


Accelerometry [60]

Variable

[60]

[60]


AHA [61]

Variable

[62]

[62]

[62]


FAABOS [63]

Variable

[63]

[63]


‡ = This subcategory covers answers like "can be performed (yes/no)" or "independent performance (yes/no/partly)"; or descriptive answers like "How much effort does it take to perform the task?".

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

AHA = Assisting Hand Assessment; FAABOS = Functional Arm Activity Behavioral Observation System

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

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