Examining the Purdue Pegboard Test
for occupational therapy practice.
In a previous study we found a stronger relationship between LRJT performance and Purdue Pegboard Test
scores in the healthy control group .
We have demonstrated in healthy school-age children that M1-targetted tDCS over three consecutive days of training enhances motor learning as assessed by improvements on the Purdue pegboard test
For the assessment of dexterity in the present study we used the Functional Dexterity Test (FDT) and the Purdue Pegboard Test
(PPT) whose psychometric properties have been well established in other targeted health populations [1, 15] and have been reported to be commonly used by occupational therapists in hand clinics .
Company, Purdue Pegboard Test
User Instructions, 2002.
Motor activity was evaluated with Purdue Pegboard Test
Among the tests performed were: Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale III, Wechsler Memory Scale Ill, the Stroop Color and Word Test, Trail Making Part A and B Tests, REY Complex Figure Test, Controlled Oral Word Association Test (FAS), Animal Naming, Boston Naming Test, and Purdue Pegboard Test
Included were the Jebsen-Taylor Hand Function Test, simple and choice reaction time tasks and the Purdue Pegboard test
. Safety was assessed during and after stimulation by a clinical neurologist who performed cognitive function tests (including Mini-Mental Status Examination and Stroop test) and monitored electroencephalogram (EEG) activity through the duration of the study.
For the Purdue Pegboard test
, the findings were not consistent across subtests or across sites.
The Annett Handedness Inventory was administered first, followed by the Purdue Pegboard Test
, on which the preferred hand (right in all cases) was tested first.
My long fingernails compromised speed with the placement of tiny pegs in the pegboard holes during the Purdue pegboard Test
. The Finger Tapping Test required me to press a lever on a board for a period of time, alternating with my right and then left index finger had my right hand in a fist with only my index finger extended.
Average scores on the Purdue Pegboard Test
for the group (N=27) were: Right hand 16%, Left hand 17%, Assembly 13%).