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A narrative review of dexterity assessments

Authors:
Yancosek, K. E. and Howell, D.
Abstract:
NARRATIVE REVIEW: This article is a narrative review of the psychometric properties (reliability and validity) and other characteristics (cost, time to administer, and year of publication) of commercially available manual and finger dexterity assessments used for adults in the United States. Complete research articles related to dexterity assessments were gathered from online database searches and individually critiqued for scientific rigor based on reliability and validity. Articles relating to 14 dexterity assessments were reviewed. All but three tools had established reliability, seven tools had all five forms of validity established, and two had only face and content validity. The results of this review provide information to those interested in fine motor skill acquisition, impairment, or functional recovery after injury. Therapists may use this information to choose the best assessment instrument to evaluate a patient's recovery of function over time. This review adds to the evidence-based, best-practice literature related to assessment and outcome measurements of patients with limited dexterity function participating in rehabilitation.
DOI:
10.1016/j.jht.2008.11.004
URL:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19217254
Journal:
J Hand Ther
issn:
0894-1130 (Print)
Publication year:
2009
pages:
258-69; quiz 270
Functional status:
Physical functioning
Age:
Adults (18-65)
Children (0-18)
Seniors (65+)
Disease:
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period and related symptoms
Certain infections and parasitic diseases and related symptoms
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities and related symptoms
Diseases of and symptoms related to the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism
Diseases of and symptoms related to the circulatory system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the digestive system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the ear and mastoid process
Diseases of and symptoms related to the eye and adnexa
Diseases of and symptoms related to the genitourinary system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
Diseases of and symptoms related to the nervous system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the respiratory system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the skin and subcutaneous tissue
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases and related symptoms
External causes of morbidity and mortality
Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
Mental and behavioural disorders and related symptoms
Neoplasms and related symptoms
Pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium and related symptom
Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
PRO / non-PRO:
Patient Reported Outcome
Type of measurement instrument:
4 - Performance-based tests
7 - Observations