International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Masters Thesis | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023


Comparative Analysis of Wolf Motor Function Test and Fugl Meyer Assessment Tool for Evaluating Upper Limb Disability in Stroke Patients

J. Ayesha


Abstract: Aim: This study investigates the effectiveness of the Wolf Motor Function Test and the Fugl Meyer Assessment tool in evaluating upper limb disability in stroke patients. Methods: The study employed a comprehensive literature review methodology. Relevant databases such as PubMed, Medline, Cochrane, Google Scholar, and CINAHL were searched using keywords related to stroke, upper limb functions, outcome measures, reliability, validity, Wolf Motor Function Test, Fugl Meyer Assessment tool, neuro assessment, and physiotherapy. The quality of the studies was assessed, and eight studies were included in the review. Results: 8 studies were included 2 RCT, 2 comparative study, 1 interrelated and test retest reliability, 1 repeated measures design study, 1 meta analysis, 1literature review provides evidence that wolf motor function test is more responsive than the fugl meyer assessment tool in stroke patients with upper limb disability. Conclusion: The result of this study provides evidence that the wolf motor function test and fugl meyer assessment tool are assessment tools for upper limb functions after a stroke, both scales are reliable and valid but the wolf motor function test is more responsive to stroke patients with upper limb disability compared to the fugl meyer assessment tool.


Keywords: Stroke, Upper Limb Disability, Wolf Motor Function Test, Fugl Meyer Assessment Tool, Comparative Study, Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,


Pages: 2447 - 2449


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