Journal article

Mismatch between observed and perceived upper limb function: an eye-catching phenomenon after stroke

Bea Essers, Sarah Meyer, Nele De Bruyn, Annick Van Gils, Leonardo Boccuni, Lisa Tedesco Triccas, Andre Peeters, Vincent Thijs, Hilde Feys, Geert Verheyden

Disability and Rehabilitation | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019


PURPOSE: To investigate the relation between observed and perceived upper limb motor function in patients with chronic stroke. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We investigated 32 patients at six months after stroke with the Fugl-Meyer Assessment (observed function) and hand subscale of the Stroke Impact Scale (perceived function). Spearman correlation was calculated to relate observed and perceived function. Through cut-off scores, we divided our sample in low (Fugl-Meyer Assessment <31/66) and good observed function, and low (hand subscale of Stroke Impact Scale <61/100) and good perceived function. Scatterplot and hierarchical clustering analysis was conducted to detect distinct groups. RESULTS: A st..

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