EVALUATION OF UPPER LIMB FUNCTION TESTS IN STROKE PATIENTS – A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW.
Upper limb function tests in patients with stroke
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.
Keywords:CVA, Hand, Stroke, FMT, FMA, WFMT.
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