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.
2001, Huesh & Hsieh 2002, Poole & Whitney 1988, Carr et al 1985), the Nine-Hole Peg Test (NHPT) (Heller et al.
Mathiowetz V, Weber K, Kashman N, Volland G (1985): Adult norms for the nine-hole peg test of finger dexterity.
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].
Abbreviations: ADL = activity of daily living, AOU = amount of use, ARAT = Action Research Arm Test, BAT = bilateral arm training, BBT = Box and Block Test, CIT = constraint-induced therapy, dCIT = distributed CIT, FMA = Fugl-Meyer Assessment, MAL = Motor Activity Log, NHPT = Nine-Hole Peg Test, SIS = Stroke Impact Scale, SRM = standardized response mean, UL = upper limb, WMFT = Wolf Motor Function Test.
The Nine-Hole Peg Test was also administered as part of the MS Functional Composite score.
The slower choice RT in medicated subjects is probably not simply an effect on motor systems, since the divided attention task measure that also showed a difference was independent of a timed motor response and no difference was noted in the Nine-Hole Peg Test.