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Arm Motor Abilities Test
This instrument can be obtained from: Edward Taub, Ph.D, Department of Psychology, 415 Campbell Hall, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham,  AL 35294.

Exploratory: Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysms and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH)
Short Description of Instrument
The purpose of the AMAT is to evaluate disabilities in upper extremity function during activities of daily living (ADL) with the use of both a quantitative and qualitative measure.
It consists of 13 complex upper limb functional activities which involve one to three component tasks, including buttoning sweater, picking up knife and fork and cutting meat.
There are two domains: AMAT Time domain, AMAT Function domain
Comments/Special Instructions
Minimum clinically important difference (MCID) for the AMAT functional domain = 2.1
Time to administer: 31 to 60 minutes.
Each task is timed and scored according to the quality of movement and ability to perform.
Key Reference:
McCulloch KL, Cook EW, III, Fleming WC, Novack TA, Taub E. A reliable test of upper extremity ADL function (abstract) Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1988;69:755.
Additional References:
Chae J, Labatia I, Yang G. Upper limb motor function in hemiparesis: concurrent validity of the Arm Motor Ability test. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2003;82(1):1-8.
Daly JJ, Hogan N, Perepezko EM, Krebs HI, Rogers JM, Goyal KS, Dohring ME, Fredrickson E, Nethery J, Ruff RL. Response to upper-limb robotics and functional neuromuscular stimulation following stroke. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2005;42(6):723-736.
Kopp B, Kunkel A, Flor H, Platz T, Rose U, Mauritz KH, Gresser K, McCulloch KL, Taub
E. The Arm Motor Ability Test: reliability, validity, and sensitivity to change of an instrument for assessing disabilities in activities of daily living. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1997;78(6):615-620.
McCabe J, Monkiewicz M, Holcomb J, Pundik S, Daly JJ. Comparison of robotics, functional electrical stimulation, and motor learning methods for treatment of persistent upper extremity dysfunction after stroke: a randomized controlled trial. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2015;96(6):981-990.
O'Dell MW, Kim G, Rivera L, Fieo R, Christos P, Polistena C, Fitzgerald K, Gorga D. A psychometric evaluation of the Arm Motor Ability Test. J Rehabil Med.


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