The standard Pearson product-moment correlation was employed to examine the relationship between scores of the ARAT and the upper extremity part of the motor assessment scale
, the arm sub-score of the motricity index and the upper extremity movements of the modified motor assessment chart.
Table 5: Motor Assessment Scale
(MAS) scores on rehabilitation admission and discharge Rehabilitation Functional ability Admission Rehabilitation (Total score = 6) ([section]) Score Discharge Score Supine[R] Side lying onto 0 1 Intact Side Supine[R] Sitting Over 1 2 Side of Bed Balanced Sitting 1 4 Sitting[R] Standing 0 2 Walking 0 2 Upper Arm Function 5 5 Hand Movements 6 6 Advanced Hand 6 6 Movements TOTAL (48) 19 28 ([section]) For a full description of scoring, please refer to Wade DT (1992): Measurement in Neurological Rehabilitation.
Predictors were the Functional Independence Measure (Kidd et al 1995), Motor Assessment Scale
(Carr et al 1985), Modified Elderly Mobility Scale (Kuys and Brauer 2006), admission walking speed measured using the 10-m Walk Test (Wade et al 1987), and Timed Up and Go (Podsiadlo and Richardson 1991) measured on admission to rehabilitation.
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Concurrent validity has been confirmed by comparison with the upper limb component of the Fugl-Meyer Assessment and the Motor Assessment Scale
(MAS) (Van der Lee et al 2001).
Item 3 (Sitting balance) of the Motor Assessment Scale
was collected as a general descriptor of the level of disability of the participants.
The Motor Assessment Scale
(MAS) was found to be the most responsive outcome measure.
The participants' degree of active shoulder control was measured using Item 6 (upper arm function) of the Motor Assessment Scale
for stroke (Carr et al 1985) since it is thought to influence the incidence of shoulder pain.
Patients admitted consecutively to a tertiary rehabilitation unit of a large metropolitan hospital in Brisbane, Australia, were eligible for inclusion if they: were admitted following their first stroke, had a primary diagnosis of stroke, were medically stable, were able to consent to participate in this study, were referred for physiotherapy, had a Motor Assessment Scale
Item 5 (walking) score of at least 3; and were able to walk on a treadmill without physical assistance.
A composite of the three upper-limb items of the Motor Assessment Scale
(Carr et al 1985, Lannin 2004) was used to score upper-limb activity between 0 points (no activity) and 18 points (best possible score/good activity).
In participants with a neurological diagnosis activity was also measured using the Motor Assessment Scale
(Carr et al 1985).