Measurement properties of the MacHANd Performance Assessment: A pilot study Journal Articles uri icon

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  • Background. There is a need for a standardized, performance-based hand function assessment with strong psychometric properties to evaluate persons following a traumatic hand injury. Purpose. To conduct a preliminary investigation of the reliability and validity of the MacHANd performance assessment (MPA), a new standardized hand function test. Methods Forty-one people receiving treatment for hand injuries were evaluated using the MPA, Patient-rated Wrist and Hand Evaluation, and Jebsen-Taylor Hand Function Test. Results The MPA demonstrated adequate inter-rater reliability and excellent test-retest reliability, and it confirmed three validation hypotheses. Implications. This pilot study suggests that the MPA has good psychometric properties when used with individuals following a hand injury; however more research is needed.


  • Packham, Tara
  • Landman, Elizabeth CM
  • Muhic, Annemarie
  • Hebert, Andrea J
  • Ball, Pamela D

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  • December 2012