Stability of the Jebsen-Taylor Hand Function Test
across three test sessions.
At activity level, the capacity of the affected hand was assessed with the Melbourne Assessment of Unilateral Upper Limb function (Melbourne Assessment) and the Jebsen-Taylor hand function test
. The Melbourne Assessment evaluates quality of movement in 16 functional unimanual tasks .
The Jebsen-Taylor Hand Function test
(JTHF) is a standardized test for assessing a person's overall hand function.
Outcome measures of activity performance included four performance-based measures: the Modified Box and Block Test of Manual Dexterity (BB) [18-20], the Jebsen-Taylor Hand Function Test (JTHF) , the Activities Measure for Upper-Limb Amputees (AM-ULA) , the University of New Brunswick Test of Prosthetic Function for Unilateral Amputees (UNB) ; and two self-report measures: the Upper-Extremity Functional Scale (UEFS) from the Orthotics and Prosthetics Users Survey [24-25] and the Patient-Specific Functional Scale (PSFS) .
AM-ULA = Activities Measure for Upper-Limb Amputees, BB = Modified Box and Block Test of Manual Dexterity, HC = humeral configuration, JTHF = Jebsen-Taylor Hand Function Test, PSFS = Patient-Specific Functional Scale, RC = radial configuration, SC = shoulder configuration, UEFS = Upper-Extremity Functional Scale, UNB = University of New Brunswick Test of Prosthetic Function for Unilateral Amputees.
(5) reported that electric somatosensory stimulation of the paretic extremity might improve performance on the Jebsen-Taylor Hand Function test
in chronic stroke patients.
Included were the Jebsen-Taylor Hand Function Test
, simple and choice reaction time tasks and the Purdue Pegboard test.
Unimanual capacity was assessed with the Jebsen-Taylor hand function test (JTHFT).
AHA: Assisting Hand Assessment; JTHFT: Jebsen-Taylor hand function test; CST: corticospinal tract.
* Beebe and Lang examined the relationships and responsiveness of six UL function tests (ARAT, NHPT, grip strength test, pinch strength test, Jebsen-Taylor Hand Function Test
, and SIS hand function domain) during the first 6 months poststroke .
Treatment gains on the Motor Activity Log were quite large (p < 0.001, d' = 3), while gains on the Wolf Motor Function Test and the Jebsen-Taylor Hand Function Test
were large (p < 0.05, d' > 0.9).
Studies in chronic stroke patients have reported performance deficiencies on the Purdue Pegboard Test , the Jebsen-Taylor Hand Function Test
, as well as other tests that simulate activities of daily living (ADL) [4,10,13-14].