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Summary

What it measures:

Assesses unilateral gross manual dexterity

Target Population:

People with:

  • Stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Geriatric
  • Spinal cord injury (SCI)
  • Fibromyalgia

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

MSEDGE Taskforce,SCI EDGE Taskforce, and the 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

 

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

MS EDGE

R

R

R

R

R

 

Recommendations based on EDSS Classification:

 

EDSS 0.0 – 3.5

EDSS 4.0 – 5.5

EDSS 6.0 – 7.5

EDSS 8.0 – 9.5

MS EDGE

R

R

R

R

 

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

No

Yes

Yes

MS EDGE

No

Yes

Yes


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