Development of the Chedoke Arm and Hand Activity Inventory: Theoretical Constructs, Item Generation, and SelectionBy Barreca, Suan, PT, BA; Gowland, Carolyn, MHSc, PT, OT; Stratford, Paul, MSc, PT; Huijbregts, Maria, BSc, PT, PhD; Griffiths, Jeremy, BSc, PT; Torresin, Wendy, PT, OT; Dunkley, Magen, BSc, PT; Miller, Patricia, BSc, PT, MHSc, MSc; Masters, Lisa, MSc, OT; Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 31-42
Publication Date: Fall 2004
Paper discusses the Chedoke Arm and Hand Activity Inventory (CAHAI), which was developed as a formal, functional assessment of the recovering paretic upper limb among people who have had a stroke. Five theoretical constructs of the CAHAI are outlined and discussed: (1) definition of upper limb function, (2) key aspects of normative upper limb function, (3) potential for functional change, (4) meaningful for survivors of stroke whose upper limb may vary in the degree of motor recovery, and (5) a measure of the contribution of the paretic upper limb in functional bilateral tasks. The authors contend that further research is warranted in order to address the CAHAI’s test-retest and interrater reliability, as well as construct, concurrent, and longitudinal validity. Overall, the authors found that the measure should provide clinicians with a valuable tool with which to evaluate paretic upper limb functioning.
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This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J49049