finger-nose test


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finger-nose test

 [fing´ger nōz]
a test for coordinated movements of the extremities; the patient is directed to close the eyes, and, with arm extended to one side, slowly try to touch the end of the nose with the tip of the index finger.

fin·ger-nose test

a test of upper limb coordination and position sense; the subject is asked to slowly touch the tip of his or her nose with an extended index finger; assesses cerebellar function.

fin·ger-nose test

(fing'gĕr-nōz test)
A test of voluntary eye-motor coordination of the upper limb(s); the subject is asked to slowly touch the tip of the nose with the extended index finger; assesses cerebellar function.
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Normative data for women and men on the Finger-Nose Test (n= 360; 60 per group) (number of complete nose-target movements during 20-second period)
80+ 19.6 (4.0) 19.1 (4.1) [Mathematical Expression Omitted] 10-29 12-34 Normative data for all scores obtained on the Finger-Nose Test by women and men according to age group are presented in Figures 1 and 2, Clinicians can use these figures to compare the performance of their elderly patients to the norms.
Multiple stepwise regression analyses indicate that, among measured variables, three independent variables are significantly related to Finger-Nose Test scores: age, self-perceived health and current activity level, which explain about 32% of the variance.