Arm and hand motor usage outcome after stroke

Stroke may result in difficulty in hand movements or reduction in arm use. Patient reported outcomes are compared to standard assessments by Stewart JC et al from the University of California, Irvine Medical Center in Stroke, 04/15/2013.
The standard assessments looked at included the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale, modified Rankin Scale, and Fugl-Meyer motor scale. The patient reported outcomes included the hand function domain of the Stroke Impact Scale, which looks at difficulty of hand motor usage, and the amount of use portion of the Motor Activity Log, which records amount of arm motor usage.
The investigators saw that many patients classified as having minimal or no impairment or disability by the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale or modified Rankin Scale did report difficulty with hand movements by the Stroke Impact Scale score or reduced arm use by the Motor Activity Log score.
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