We present a novel way to score a poststroke arm movement assessment. The scoring form allows a therapist to document whether a person can do easy, moderately difficult, or very difficult arm movements. A patient???s pattern of scores illustrates how much arm movement he or she has recovered, specifies which movements are expected to recover next, and identifies movements that will take longer to recover. Using the scoring form, a therapist can establish shorter and longer term treatment goals appropriate for a patient???s specific level of movement ability. This method should be clinically useful because it connects patient assessment results to patient treatment plans.
Volume 48 Number 10, 2011
Pages 1211 — 1222
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