Reliability and Validity of the Manual Function Test in Patients with Stroke.

Miyamoto S, Kondo T, Suzukamo Y, Michimata A, Izumi S-I

The objective of this study was to assess the reliability and validity of the Manual Function test (MFT) which is an upper-limb function assessment measure for hemiparetic patients after stroke.  Test-retest reliability, interrater reliability, and internal consistency reliability of MFT were investigated in 99 patients with stroke.

It was concluded that the MFT offers reliable and valid methods for assessing for upper-limb functional disorders.

American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2009, 88(3), 247-255

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