EVALUATION OF UPPER LIMB FUNCTION TESTS IN STROKE PATIENTS – A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW.

Upper limb function tests in patients with stroke

Authors

  • Dr Maheshwari S. Harishchandre Associate Professor, Department of Neurosciences, DVVPF COPT, Ahmednagar.
  • Suvarna Ganvir Professor and HOD, Department of Neurosciences, DVVPF’s College of Physiotherapy, Ahmednagar.

Abstract

Background: : About 50% of stroke survivors show impaired upper limb and hand function in the chronic phase. The action research arm test is a measure that appears to have general acceptance. Aim: To evaluate the literature available on the assessment of UL functions using the action research arm test in stroke patients . Materials and Methods: All interventional and non-interventional studies on PUBMED were included in the study. Results: : In studies, 15 different outcome measures were found. Out of these ARA is most commonly used measure in all of them (90%) . Conclusion: This study concludes that the Action research arm test is the most reliable, convenient and feasible test to assess upper limb functions in stroke patients.

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3753681

Keywords:

CVA, Hand, Stroke, FMT, FMA, WFMT.

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2020-08-12

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Harishchandre, D. M. S. ., & Ganvir, S. (2020). EVALUATION OF UPPER LIMB FUNCTION TESTS IN STROKE PATIENTS – A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW.: Upper limb function tests in patients with stroke. VIMS JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, 1(1), 32-36. Retrieved from https://vimsptcr.in/index.php/main/article/view/43