Can quality of movement be measured? Rasch analysis and inter-rater reliability of the Motor Evaluation Scale for Upper Extremity in Stroke Patients (MESUPES).

@article{Winckel2006CanQO,
  title={Can quality of movement be measured? Rasch analysis and inter-rater reliability of the Motor Evaluation Scale for Upper Extremity in Stroke Patients (MESUPES).},
  author={Ann Van de Winckel and Hilde M Feys and Suzan van der Knaap and R. Messerli and Fabio Baronti and Ruth Lehmann and Bart Van Hemelrijk and Franca Pant{\`e} and Carlo Perfetti and Willy de Weerdt},
  journal={Clinical rehabilitation},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 10},
  pages={871-84}
}
OBJECTIVE Clinical scales evaluating arm function after stroke are weak at detecting quality of movement. Therefore a new scale, the Motor Evaluation Scale for Upper Extremity in Stroke Patients (MESUPES), was developed, comprising 22 items pertaining to arm and hand performance. The scale was investigated for validity and unidimensionality using the Rasch measurement model, and for inter-rater reliability. SETTING Twelve hospitals and rehabilitation centres in Belgium, Germany and… CONTINUE READING
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