Adult Norms for a Commercially Available Nine Hole Peg Test for Finger DexterityBy Grice, Kimatha Oxford; Vogel, Kimberly A.; Le, Viet; Mitchell, Ana; Muniz, Sonia; Vollmer, Mary Ann; American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Vol. 57, No. 5, pp. 570-573
Publication Date: September/October 2003
Study conducted to evaluate the interrater and test-retest reliability of the Smith and Nephew Rehabilitation Division version of the Nine Hole Peg Test, which is commonly used by occupational therapists as a simple, quick assessment of finger dexterity. The test consists of a plastic console with a shallow round dish to contain the pegs on one end of the console and a nine-hole peg-board on the opposite end. Two of the researchers established interrater and test-retest reliability by evaluating twenty-five occupational therapy student norms using the standard testing protocol. Results demonstrated high interrater reliability and only moderate test-retest reliability, supporting that the Nine Hole Peg Test is an accurate tool for occupation therapists to use in assessing dexterity.
Published by: American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA) (Website:http://www.aota.org)