International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 8 Issue 6, June 2019

Relationship and Responsiveness of Three Outcome Measures of Upper Limb Motor Function after Stroke Rehabilitation

Ershad Ansari [2] | Chaitali Shah [4]

Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To find the assessment tool which can be incorporated as a part of regular assessment by which therapist can plan their treatment protocol effectively as well as measure the recovery of intervention. SUBJECTS and METHODS: 45 subjects diagnosed with stroke onset at least 6 months previously were assigned to study. Intervention in form of Conventional, bilateral arm training and task specific training were given for 3 weeks. Upper extremity function tests were evaluated by Wolf Motor Function Test (WMFT), Chedoke Arm and Hand Activity Inventory (CAHAI) and Action Research Arm Test (ARAT) pre-and post-treatment. Relationship and responsiveness of all clinical test were performed by Spearman’s correlation coefficient and Paired-t test respectively. RESULT: All correlations were significant at 95 % C. I. at baseline as well as three-week time. The highest correlation was found between CAHAI and WMFT which was 0.637. Responsiveness of all three outcomes was significant at 95 % C. I. The responsiveness of CAHAI was significantly higher of mean difference 10.533 at 95 % C. I (10.06 to10.99) compared to WMFT and ARAT. CONCLUSION: CAHAI can be included in regular part of assessment which is having good clinimetric properties and assesses bilateral arm activities and actual performance of patient.

Keywords: stroke, upper extremity, outcome measure, rehabilitation

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 6, June 2019,

Pages: 958 - 963

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