The nine-hole peg test was introduced in 1971 , together with a mechanical tool for measuring finger dexterity [2, 3]; further, upon its introduction, specific dimensions were provided for both the board and the pegs used.
The nine-hole peg test has been extensively studied in previous literature.
The Nine-Hole Peg test
(NHPT) assesses hand dexterity.
The MSFC assesses upper-motor function with the Nine-Hole Peg Test (NHPT), lower-motor function with the Timed 25-Foot Walk Test (T25FT), and cognitive functions with the Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test.
Abbreviations: BBS = Berg Balance Scale, EDSS = Expanded Disability Status Scale, ICARS = International Cooperative Ataxia Rating Scale, MS = multiple sclerosis, MSFC = Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite, NHPT = Nine-Hole Peg Test, PASAT = Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test, T25WT = Timed 25-Foot Walk Test, TIS = Trunk Impairment Scale.
2) Designation of the timed T8, Nine-hole Peg Test, and Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test (PASAT, 3"version) as the components for a composite measurement during clinical trials.
Upper extremity function in multiple sclerosis: Improving assessment sensitivity with Box-and-Block and Nine-Hole Peg Tests. Archives of Physical and Medical Rehabilitation, 69, 850-854.
2001, Huesh & Hsieh 2002, Poole & Whitney 1988, Carr et al 1985), the Nine-Hole Peg Test
(NHPT) (Heller et al.
But there were no significant differences between the scooter and running groups in overall speed or in subsequent manual dexterity (assessed by completion of a nine-hole peg test
In the past 5 years, a number of UL function tests have been examined for their psychometric and clinimetric properties in people with stroke, including the Fugl-Meyer Assessment (FMA) [6-8], Wolf Motor Function Test (WMFT) [6,9-11], Box and Block Test (BBT) [7,12-14], Nine-Hole Peg Test
(NHPT) [12,15-17], Action Research Arm Test (ARAT) [6-8,11,16-18], and Stroke Impact Scale (SIS) [16,19-20].
The Nine-Hole Peg Test
was also administered as part of the MS Functional Composite score.