Fugl-Meyer Assessment of Sensorimotor Recovery After Stroke (FMA)

Purpose of the measure
The Fugl-Meyer Assessment (FMA) is a stroke-specific, performance-based impairment index. It is designed to assess motor functioning, balance, sensation and joint functioning in patients with post-stroke hemiplegia (Fugl-Meyer, Jaasko, Leyman, Olsson, & Steglind, 1975; Gladstone, Danells, & Black, 2002). It is applied clinically and in research to determine disease severity, describe motor recovery, and to plan and assess treatment.

Author*: Lisa Zeltzer, MSc OT;

Editors: Nicol Korner-Bitensky, PhD OT; Elissa Sitcoff, BA BSc

Evidence reviewed as of before 07-11-2010

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