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Fugl-Meyer Assessment
This instrument is freely available: Fugl-Meyer Assessment
Exploratory: Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysms and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH)
Short Description of Instrument
This is a post-stroke assessment of motor function.
Five domains assessed:
Motor function: Upper and lower extremities
Sensory function
Balance - standing and sitting, sensation
Joint range of motion
Joint pain
Comments/Special Instructions
Time to administer : 30–45 minutes
Administration mode: paper/pencil
Items are scored on a 3-point ordinal scale with a maximum score of 226 points:
0: cannot perform
1: performs partially
2: performs fully
MCID = 4.5 – 7.0 points
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Fugl-Meyer AR, Jääskö L, Leyman I, Olsson S, Steglind S. The post-stroke hemiplegic patient. 1. a method for evaluation of physical performance. Scand J Rehabil Med. 1975;7(1):13–31.
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Page SJ, Fulk GD, Boyne P. Clinically important differences for the upper-extremity Fugl-Meyer Scale in people with minimal to moderate impairment due to chronic stroke. Phys Ther. 2012;92(6):791–798.
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