Journal article

Measuring Hand Dexterity in People With Parkinson's Disease: Reliability of Pegboard Tests

Elizabeth L Proud, Belinda Bilney, Kimberly J Miller, Meg E Morris, Jennifer L McGinley

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY | AMER OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSOC, INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

IMPORTANCE: Knowledge regarding the reliability of pegboard tests when used to measure dexterity in people with Parkinson's disease (PD) is currently limited. OBJECTIVE: To examine the test-retest and interrater reliability of the 9-Hole Peg Test (9HPT) and Purdue Pegboard Test (PPT) in people with PD. DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study. For test-retest reliability, tests were completed on 2 days, 1 wk apart, in the "on" phase and "end-of-dose" period of participants' medication cycle. For interrater reliability, occupational therapists and physical therapists rated prerecorded pegboard test performance of participants with PD. SETTING: Test-retest reliability was determined in part..

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