Assessing the reliability of the Modified Modified Ashworth Scale between two physiotherapists in adult patients with hemiplegia.

@article{Ansari2009AssessingTR,
  title={Assessing the reliability of the Modified Modified Ashworth Scale between two physiotherapists in adult patients with hemiplegia.},
  author={Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari and Soofia Naghdi and Scott Michael Hasson and Zahra Fakhari and Masoud Mashayekhi and Mona Herasi},
  journal={NeuroRehabilitation},
  year={2009},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={
          235-40
        }
}
The Modified Modified Ashworth Scale (MMAS) is a simple clinical outcome measure to assess muscle spasticity in people with brain injury. The objective of this cross-sectional study was to assess the interrater reliability of the MMAS in the upper limb of adult patients with hemiplegia. Participants were fifteen patients with a mean age of 57.3 +/- 14.4 years. They had brain injury on average 33.3 +/- 26.2 months earlier. Two common spastic muscle groups (elbow flexor and wrist flexor) on the… CONTINUE READING
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