Background: The 9-hole peg test (9-HPT) and 10-meter walk test (10-MWT) are commonly used to test finger motor function and walking ability.
All control subjects were assessed using 9-HPT and 10-MWT, and all patients underwent a standardized protocol that included the following evaluations:
The dominant hand completed 9-HPT faster than the nondominant hand (CMT group: t = −2.060, P = 0.047; control group: t = −5.464, P < 0.001).
There was a positive correlation of 9-HPT completion time with ONLS and FDS, and a negative correlated with BBS just for CMT patients.
The was a positive correlation of the course of disease with CMTES ( r = 0.491, P = 0.003), but no correlation with 9-HPT completion time (dominant hand: r = 0.009, P = 0.960; nondominant hand: r = −0.023, P = 0.897), ASSV ( r = −0.061, P = 0.746), AFV ( r = −0.156, P = 0.402), ONLS ( r = 0.175, P = 0.323), FDS ( r = −0.028, P = 0.875), and BBS ( r = −0.182, P = 0.
Further, reduced thumb mobility and intrinsic finger function in CMT patients limited prehension, resulting in abnormal posture during the 9-HPT test.
The 9-HPT is a standardized, ratio scale tool with established norms, and is available and portable for use in a variety of settings, including the clinic, laboratory, and home.
Timed 25-FootWalk (25FTW), 9-Hole Peg Test (9-HPT), and Paced Auditory Serial Addition Task-3 (PASAT-3) were completed in the MS cases as part of the Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite (MSFC) assessment.
Slower 9-HPT times were also correlated with lower fornix FA and MTR and higher fornix MD, [[lambda].sub.II], and [[lambda].sub.[perpendicular to]].
Slower 9-HPT times were correlated with lower FA and higher MD and [[lambda].sub.[perpendicular to]].
of participants 101 64 Age, year, 44 [+ or -] 12 39 [+ or -] 11 mean [+ or -] SD Women , (%) 75 (74%) 41 (64%) Disease duration, years, 11.5 [+ or -] 10.2 7.1 [+ or -] 6.3 mean [+ or -] SD Median EDSS (range) 3 (0-8) 2 (0-6.5) 25FTW, sec, median 4.7 (4.2-35.0) 4.5 (3.9-12.4) (interquartile range) 9-HPT, sec, median 24 (20-28) 21 (19-25) (interquartile range) PASAT-3, median score 51 (38-60) 51 (40-60) (interquartile range) SPMS PPMS No.