Standardization of an Objective Test of Motor Recovery in Hemiplegia (III)

Akira SAKUMA, Satoshi UEDA, Tokuyuki HAZAMA, Tsuneo HASEGAWA, Tadashi KUSUNOKI, Yoshihisa KIFUNE
1976 Rinsho yakuri/Japanese Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics  
294 composed of mainly the remaining subtests and the simplified test mentioned above are found to be quite similar in giving the scale. The reliability and validity of the test composed of 11 subtests are deemed satisfactory for practice. In 148 subjects, 129 upper and 133 lower limbs, followup data were available. Of these, the shift in the scale of recovery was examined with 3 types of scalings, which appeared practically of the same nature, Spearman's rho being around 0.9 among them. The
more » ... ent of 8 week shift along recovery process varies depending on the initial, baseline Grade of the subject in both limbs, but the patterns of variation are definitely different between them. Among other factors, the age of the subject in the upper limb and the time lapse after stroke in the lower limb are also influential upon the extent of shift (Step 6). From various standpoints the test composed of 11 subtests for each limb appears satisfactory for assessment of motor recovery in hemiplegia.
doi:10.3999/jscpt.7.293 fatcat:siktj6vqsbaqbpy5r3nzhatyaa