Motor Activity Log (MAL)
What it measures:
Amount of use (AOU) and quality of movement (QOM) of the affected arm in a person with hemiplegia following a stroke
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.
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