Draw-A-Man Test Evaluation Summary
|What does the tool measure?||Unilateral Spatial Neglect (USN) in the personal and extrapersonal space (as well as the presence of anosagnosia).
Other constructs: intellectual ability/cognitive function/body image.
|What types of clients can the tool be used for?||Adults with stroke|
|Is this a screening or assessment tool?||Screening|
|Time to administer||Less than 5 minutes.|
|Versions||Quantitative 10-point scoring method of the Draw-A-Man Test|
|Other Languages||Not applicable.|
– No studies have examined the internal consistency of the Draw-A-Man Test.
|Does the tool detect change in patients?||Not applicable.|
|Acceptability||The Draw-A-Man Test should be used as a screening tool rather than for clinical diagnosis of USN. Apraxia must be ruled out as this may affect the validity of test results. This test cannot be completed by proxy. Patients must be able to hold a pencil. Patients with hemiparesis on their dominant side may have difficulty completing the test.|
|Feasibility||The Draw-A-Man Test takes only 5 minutes to complete and requires minimal training to score (must be able to distinguish homogenous unilateral body parts from homogenous bilateral body parts). Only simple equipment is required (a pencil and paper).|
|How to obtain the tool?||All that is required is a blank piece of paper (8.5×11) entitled “Draw an Entire Man”, and a pencil. The patient is asked to draw an entire man from memory.|