Table 1

Summary of MAND tests

Test

Measurement

Sub-indices


Rod slide

Smoothness and slowness of moving handle along a metre long rod, repeated both hands.

PC

Finger/nose finger

Accuracy and smoothness of index finger from nose to opposite hand's index finger, repeated both sides

PC

Hand strength

Hand grip strength with a hand dynamometer, repeated both sides

MP

Standing long jump

Distance and quality of two footed jump

MP

Heel toe walk

Quality of walking forwards and backwards along a 10 foot line

KI

Standing one leg

Time of balance on each leg with eyes open, then eyes closed.

KI

Beads on rod

Number of beads placed on rod held in non-dominant hand in 30 seconds, repeated with eyes open and closed

BD

Nut and bolt

Time to turn a large bolt, held in the dominant hand, fully onto a nut, repeated with a small bolt.

BD

Finger tapping

Number and quality of taps of index finger in 10 seconds, repeated both hands

-

Beads in box

Number of beads moved from one box to an adjacent box in 30 seconds, repeated both hands.

-


PC = Persistent Control, MP = Muscle Power, KI = Kinaesthetic Integration, BD = Bimanual Dexterity

PC = persistent control, MP = muscle power, KI = kinaesthetic integration, BD = bimanual dexterity

Perry et al. BMC Public Health 2008 8:290   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-290

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