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What it measures:

Amount of use (AOU) and quality of movement (QOM) of the affected arm in a person with hemiplegia following a stroke

Target Population:

People with stroke

Professional Association Recommendations:


  • Not appropriate to administer to a patient who has not been in the community since having a stroke.
  • Highly recommended for use in inpatient rehabilitation, home health, skilled nursing, and outpatient care. Not appropriate in acute (<2 mo) settings until the patient has had the opportunity to experience the effect of stroke on arm function in real-world settings.
  • Highly recommended in chronic (>6 mo) and subacute (2-6 mo) settings.

This test was identifed by StrokEDGE for use in functional limitation reporting.

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