This article compares the ability of three instruments (Box and Block Test [BBT], Nine Hole Peg Test [NHPT], and Action Research Arm Test [ARAT]) to detect changes (responsiveness) and to relate to motor impairment, daily function, and quality of life after stroke rehabilitation (concurrent validity). Our results confirm that the BBT, NHPT, and ARAT are suitable to detect changes over time. While simultaneously considering the responsiveness and validity attributes, we found that the BBT and ARAT are more appropriate for evaluating dexterous function than the NHPT. Further studies with larger samples are needed to validate these findings.
Volume 47 Number 6, 2010
Pages 563 — 572
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