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Summary

What it measures:

Assesses upper limb functioning using observational methods

Target Population:

People with:

  • Stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association's

StrokEDGE Taskforce, MS EDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed

below. These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit: http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations for use based on acuity level of the patient:

 

Acute

(CVA<2 mo post)

(SCI<1 mo post)

Subacute

(CVA 2-6 mo)

(SCI 3-6 mo)

Chronic

(>6 mo)

StrokEDGE

R

R

R

SCI EDGE

LS

LS

LS

 

Recommendations based on level of care in which the assessment is taken:

 

Acute Care

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Facility

Outpatient

Rehabilitation

Home Health

StrokEDGE

R

R

R

R

R

TBI EDGE

LS

LS

R

R

R

 

Recommendations based on SCI AIS Classification:

 

AIS A/B

AIS C/D

SCI EDGE

LS

LS

 

Recommendations for use based on ambulatory status after brain injury:

 

Completely Independent

Mildly Dependent

Moderately Dependent

Severely Dependant

TBI EDGE

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

StrokEDGE

Yes

Yes

Yes

SCI EDGE

No

No

No

TBI EDGE

Yes

Yes

Yes


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