Clinical utility of the Chedoke Arm and Hand Activity Inventory for stroke rehabilitation

Gustafsson, Louise A., Turpin, Merrill J. and Dorman, Caitlin M. (2010) Clinical utility of the Chedoke Arm and Hand Activity Inventory for stroke rehabilitation. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 77 3: 161-173. doi:10.2182/cjot.2010.77.3.6


Author Gustafsson, Louise A.
Turpin, Merrill J.
Dorman, Caitlin M.
Title Clinical utility of the Chedoke Arm and Hand Activity Inventory for stroke rehabilitation
Journal name Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0008-4174
Publication date 2010-06-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2182/cjot.2010.77.3.6
Volume 77
Issue 3
Start page 161
End page 173
Total pages 13
Place of publication Toronto, Ont., Canada
Publisher Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background.
The Chedoke Arm and Hand Activity Inventory (CAHAI) is an outcome measure that assesses upper limb ability after stroke.

Purpose.

To explore the clinical utility of the CAHAI when used by occupational therapists in stroke rehabilitation.

Methods.
A qualitative study consisting of two focus groups was conducted with occupational therapists (Group A: n = 8; Group B: n = 5). Data were analysed inductively to identify themes.

Findings.

A range of perspectives on the clinical utility of the CAHAI were described. Themes that emerged were "instructions ambiguous and scoring unclear," "how we use it," "whole task versus motor components," "knowing when to use it," "detecting other impairments," and "changing the way clients do tasks." Implications. The clinical application of the CAHAI may be influenced by occupational therapy values, differences in training procedures, and organisational barriers. Training and strategies to address these issues may be beneficial. © CAOT PUBLICATIONS ACE.
Keyword Clinical effectiveness
Patient assessment
Stroke
Upper extremity
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2011 Collection
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