|Title:||Assessing the streamlined wolf motor function test as an outcome measure for stroke rehabilitation||Authors:||KEH-CHUNG LIN
|Issue Date:||2011||Journal Volume:||25||Journal Issue:||2||Start page/Pages:||194-199||Source:||Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair||Abstract:||
Objective. This study investigates the clinimetric properties of the streamlined Wolf Motor Function Test (WMFT), a 6-item version of the performance time scale of the WMFT. Methods. The streamlined WMFT, along with 2 criterion measures, the Fugl-Meyer Assessment (FMA) and the Stroke Impact Scale (SIS), were administered to 64 stroke patients before and after a 3-week intervention. Responsiveness was examined using the Wilcoxon signed rank test and standardized response mean (SRM). Criterion-related validity was investigated using the Spearman correlation coefficient (ρ). Results. The mean score on the baseline FMA upper extremity of the patients was 44.84 (standard deviation = 12.77). The streamlined WMFT and the original performance time scale showed comparable responsiveness (SRM = 0.29 and 0.37, respectively). The concurrent validity of the streamlined WMFT was good (ρ = 0.57-0.69). For predictive validity, the streamlined WMFT showed slightly better association with the criterion measures (ρ = 0.60-0.68) than did the original scale (ρ = 0.56-0.64). Conclusions. Compared with the original scale, the streamlined WMFT showed improved clinical utility. ? The Author(s) 2011.
|DOI:||10.1177/1545968310381249||metadata.dc.subject.other:||article; clinical assessment; controlled study; female; Fugl Meyer Assessment; function test; human; major clinical study; male; outcome assessment; stroke; Stroke Impact Scale; validity; wolf motor function test; Adult; Aged; Child; Disability Evaluation; Exercise Therapy; Humans; Infant; Middle Aged; Outcome Assessment (Health Care); Paresis; Recovery of Function; Stroke
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