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Fugl-Meyer Assessment
This instrument is freely available: size=3 color=blue>Fugl-Meyer Assessment
NeuroRehab Supplemental - Highly Recommended:
Recommendations for Use: Indicated for studies requiring a measure of motor function. Recommended for Stroke studies.
Supplemental-Highly Recommended: Stroke
Exploratory: Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysms and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH)
Short Description of Instrument
This is a post-stroke assessment of motor function.
Five domains assessed:
Motor function: Upper and lower extremities
Sensory function
Balance - standing and sitting, sensation
Joint range of motion
Joint pain
Comments/Special Instructions
Time to administer : 30-45 minutes
Administration mode: paper/pencil
Scoring and Psychometric Properties
Items are scored on a 3-point ordinal scale with a maximum score of 226 points:
0: cannot perform
1: performs partially
2: performs fully
MCID = 4.5 – 7.0 points
Psychometric Properties:
The overall reliability is high (overall intraclass correlation coefficient=.96), and the intraclass correlation coefficients for the subsections of the assessment vary from .61 for pain to .97 for the upper extremity.
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Document last updated January 2022