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Assessment of the Hand in Tetraplegia Using the Graded Redefined Assessment of Strength, Sensibility and Prehension (GRASSP)


Sukhvinder, K R; Curt, A; Fehlings, M; Verrier, M (2009). Assessment of the Hand in Tetraplegia Using the Graded Redefined Assessment of Strength, Sensibility and Prehension (GRASSP). Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, 14(4):34-46.

Abstract

Objective: To refine the Graded and Redefined Assessment of Strength, Sensibility and Prehension (GRASSP) as a measure of upper limb impairment following cervical SCI. Method: A cross-sectional study assessed a cohort of neurologically stable patients with tetraplegia using a preliminary version of the GRASSP. Regression analysis was performed to determine the association between subcomponents of the GRASSP (impairment) and measures of function. The GRASSP was modified based on results. Results: Eliminated static two-point discrimination, tone, and one muscle. Conclusion: The GRASSP Version I consists of Semmes Weinstein monofilaments, manual muscle testing, and qualitative and quantitative prehension testing.

Objective: To refine the Graded and Redefined Assessment of Strength, Sensibility and Prehension (GRASSP) as a measure of upper limb impairment following cervical SCI. Method: A cross-sectional study assessed a cohort of neurologically stable patients with tetraplegia using a preliminary version of the GRASSP. Regression analysis was performed to determine the association between subcomponents of the GRASSP (impairment) and measures of function. The GRASSP was modified based on results. Results: Eliminated static two-point discrimination, tone, and one muscle. Conclusion: The GRASSP Version I consists of Semmes Weinstein monofilaments, manual muscle testing, and qualitative and quantitative prehension testing.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Balgrist University Hospital, Swiss Spinal Cord Injury Center
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Date:20 May 2009
Deposited On:12 Feb 2010 15:16
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:51
Publisher:Thomas Land Publishers
ISSN:1082-0744
Publisher DOI:10.1310/sci1404-34

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