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Correlation between the action research arm test and the box and block test of upper extremity function in stroke patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22612016     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study was to determine the correlation between the scores of the Action Research Arm Test (ARAT) and the Box and Block Test (BBT), commonly used tests of upper extremity (UE)function.
MATERIAL AND METHOD: Forty first-time subacute stroke patients without severe cognitive, language, or motion impairment were administered the ARAT and BBT before and after participating in a 4-week rehabilitation program. Their scores were analyzed by Wilcoxon sign-rank testing and by Spearman's rank correlation, standardized response mean, and scatter-plot analysis.
RESULTS: The ARAT and the BBT scores have a high level of responsiveness to change and are highly correlated. The BBThas afloor effect compared with the ARAT while the ARAT has a small ceiling effect compared with the BBT CONCLUSION: The ARAT and the BBT scores have excellent concurrent validity and are highly responsive to change, indicating that the BBT can effectively assess UE function.
Ratanapat Chanubol; Parit Wongphaet; Napapit Chavanich Ot; Waree Chira-Adisai; Patcharawimol Kuptniratsaikul; Chattaya Jitpraphai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet     Volume:  95     ISSN:  0125-2208     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Assoc Thai     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507216     Medline TA:  J Med Assoc Thai     Country:  Thailand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  590-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department ofRehabilitation Medicine, Prasat Neurological Institute, Bangkok, Thailand.
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