Motor Assessment Scale (MAS)

Purpose of the measure

The Motor Assessment Scale (MAS) is a performance-based scale that was developed as a means of assessing everyday motor function in patients with stroke (Carr, Shepherd, Nordholm, & Lynne, 1985). The MAS is based on a task-oriented approach to evaluation that assesses performance of functional tasks rather than isolated patterns of movement (Malouin, Pichard, Bonneau, Durand, & Corriveau, 1994).

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.