time manual performance test

time manual performance test

Clinical medicine An interviewer-based observation instrument used to evaluate physical functions through timed assessment of performance of structured manual tests Pros Assesses a Pt's actual performance; sensitive to small changes Cons Difficult to use in seriously ill or mentally impaired Pts. See ADL scale.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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