The Functional Dexterity Test: Test-retest reliability analysis and up-to date reference norms

Francesco Sartorio, Elisabetta Bravini, Stefano Vercelli, Giorgio Ferriero, Giuseppe Plebani, Calogero Foti, Franco Franchignoni

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Abstract

Study design: Clinical measurement. Introduction: Among the available tests for fine finger dexterity, the Functional Dexterity Test (FDT) has been indicated as a valid instrument to measure outcome in different conditions. Purpose of the study: To analyze test-retest reliability, to study the influence of gender, age and hand dominance on the FDT score, and to collect reference norms for adult and elderly age-groups. Methods: Test-retest reliability was calculated with the Intraclass Correlation Coefficient (ICC) and Standard Error of Measurement (SEM) in a subgroup of 324 healthy volunteers. An enlarged sample of 698 subjects, tested at least once, was used to present stratified data for age group, sex, and hand dominance, and ANOVA was used to investigate statistically significant differences between groups. Results: The FDT showed excellent reliability (ICC > 0.90; SEM:

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-68
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Hand Therapy
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • Assessment tool
  • Finger dexterity
  • Hand therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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The Functional Dexterity Test : Test-retest reliability analysis and up-to date reference norms. / Sartorio, Francesco; Bravini, Elisabetta; Vercelli, Stefano; Ferriero, Giorgio; Plebani, Giuseppe; Foti, Calogero; Franchignoni, Franco.

In: Journal of Hand Therapy, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2013, p. 62-68.

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Sartorio, Francesco ; Bravini, Elisabetta ; Vercelli, Stefano ; Ferriero, Giorgio ; Plebani, Giuseppe ; Foti, Calogero ; Franchignoni, Franco. / The Functional Dexterity Test : Test-retest reliability analysis and up-to date reference norms. In: Journal of Hand Therapy. 2013 ; Vol. 26, No. 1. pp. 62-68.
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