An Analysis of the Association Between Upper Extremity Function and the Wolf Motor Function Test in Chronic Hemiparetic Stroke

뇌졸중 환자의 상지기능과 Wolf 운동기능검사의 관련성 분석

  • Song, Chang-Soon (Department of Occupational Therapy, Chosun University) ;
  • Lee, Hye-Sun (Department of Occupational Therapy, Gwangju Wonen's University) ;
  • Yeom, Hee-Young (Department of Occupational Therapy, Baeseok University)
  • 송창순 (조선대학교 작업치료학과) ;
  • 이혜선 (광주여자대학교 작업치료학과) ;
  • 염희영 (백석대학교 작업치료학과)
  • Received : 2020.10.27
  • Accepted : 2020.11.30
  • Published : 2020.12.31


Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the analysis of the association between upper extremity function and the Wolf Motor Function Test (WMFT) for chronic hemiparetic stroke patients and investigate the evidence of the WMFT as a clinical tool of upper extremity function in individuals with chronic hemiparetic stroke. Methods: This study applied an observational, cross-sectional design in outpatients at three local rehabilitation units in Seoul. Forty-nine individuals who had a diagnosis of first stroke participated in this study. All participants were analyzed for four clinical measures, including the Box and Block Test (BBT), the WMFT, grip strength, and the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM). Results: Upon analysis, a significant relationship was found between the WMFT scores and BBT scores as well as the grip strength. The WMFT score was statistically and positively associated with the COPM satisfaction score; however, it was not related to the COPM performance score. Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that the WMFT is positively related to simple tasks, such as hand muscle strength and manual dexterity. However, the WMFT does not have a relationship with complex tasks, which are measured by COPM performance abilities.



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