Ashworth scale (1-5)

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Ash·worth scale (1-5)

(ash'wŏrth skāl)
A commonly used clinical measure of spasticity that scores the amount of increase in muscle tone with positive movement. A modified scale uses scores of 0-4 and includes additional ratings at the lower end so as to render the scale more discrete.
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