Psychomotor/speed was measured using the Grooved Pegboard Test
The grooved pegboard test (PGT) (model 32025, Lafayette Instrument; Lafayette, Indiana) was used to evaluate the dexterity of the hand.
Abbreviations: DHI = Duruoz Hand Index, PGT = grooved pegboard test, SD = standard deviation, T3 = tri-iodothyronine, T4 = thyroxine, TSH = thyroid stimulating hormone.
Pain was evaluated by the visual analog scale (VAS), severity of paresthesia by the Liken scale, symptom severity and functional capacity by the Boston Questionnaire: Symptom Severity Scale and Functional Capacity Scale, grip strength by Jamar hand dynamometer, lateral and pulp finger strength by pinchmeter, and finger dexterity by the Grooved Pegboard test.
Grooved Pegboard test suresi ile el kavrama gucu, parmak ucu kavrama ve lateral kavrama gucu ve BSSO'deki duzelme arasinda ise anlamli bir korelasyon saptanmadi (p>0,05) (Tablo 4).
Objective function using the Grooved Pegboard Test
revealed minor improvements in both groups with no significant difference between them.
In the grooved pegboard test
, the subject must place 25 notched pegs into a board with 25 matching holes.
The Grooved Pegboard Test is a measure of speed and dexterity of upper extremity fine motor movements.
Significant interaction effects were seen on Trail Making Test Part B and the Grooved Pegboard Test with the older adults with AIDS showing the poorest performance (versus the other groups).