A systematic review of the Tardieu Scale for the measurement of spasticity.

  title={A systematic review of the Tardieu Scale for the measurement of spasticity.},
  author={Andrew Haugh and Anand David Pandyan and Garth R. Johnson},
  journal={Disability and rehabilitation},
  volume={28 15},
BACKGROUND The Tardieu Scale has been suggested a more appropriate clinical measure of spasticity than the Ashworth or modified Ashworth Scales. It appears to adhere more closely to Lance's definition of spasticity as it involves assessment of resistance to passive movement at both slow and fast speeds. OBJECTIVE To review the available literature in which the Tardieu Scale has been used or discussed as a measure of spasticity, with a view to determining its validity and reliability. STUDY… CONTINUE READING

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