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Tetraplegia Hand Activity Questionnaire (THAQ)
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Classification
Exploratory: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) and SCI-Pediatric (age 12 and over)
Short Description of Instrument
Construct measured: Hand Function
Generic vs. disease specific: Disease specific – SCI, tetraplegia
Intended respondent: Participant/Subject
Item number: 153
Comments/Special Instructions
Scoring: Each item is scored in 3 parts, based on:
 
Ability to complete activity scored on a difficulty scale ranging from without difficulty (0) to with help from others (3); Use of an aid to complete activity from no, never (0) to Yes, always (3); The importance of performing activity independently from No, absolutely not important (0) to Yes, very important (2). Scores are then added.
 
Background: This is a self-reported outcomes instrument. This measure is a 153-item assessment used to measure arm and hand function in people with tetraplegia.
 
Face validity established through Delphi Methods. No other psychometric properties have been assessed.
Rationale/Justification
This is a self-report/interview test. It takes approximately 30–45 minutes to administer.
 
Administration Time: Face validity established through Delphi Methodology (Land et al., 2004). No other pysychometric studies are available.
References
Land NE, Odding E, Duivenvoorden HJ, Bergen MP, Stam HJ. Tetraplegia Hand Activity Questionnaire (THAQ): the development, assessment of arm-hand function-related activities in tetraplegic patients with a spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord. 2004;42(5):294–301.
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