Chedoke-McMaster Stroke Assessment

Purpose of the measure

The Chedoke-McMaster Stroke Assessment measures physical impairment and disability in clients with stroke and other neurological impairment. The measure consists of an Impairment Inventory and an Activity Inventory (Moreland, Gowland, Van Hullenaar, & Huijbregts, 1993). The first inventory aims to determine the presence and severity of common physical impairments, to classify or stratify patients when planning, selecting interventions and evaluating their effectiveness and to predict outcomes. The second inventory measures changes in physical function (Gowland, Stratford, Ward, Moreland, Torresin, Van Hullenar, Sanford, Barreca, Vanspall, & Plews, 1993). The Chedoke-McMaster Stroke Assessment is a discriminative, predictive and evaluative tool.

Author*: Sabrina Figueiredo, BSc; Katie Marvin, MSc, PT Candidate
Editors: Nicol Korner-Bitensky, PhD OT; Elissa Sitcoff, BA BSc, Lisa Zeltzer, MSc OT

Evidence reviewed as of before 19-08-2008

NOTE: *The authors have no direct financial interest in any tools,
tests or interventions presented in StrokEngine-assessment.