Jebsen-Taylor Hand Function Test Evaluation Summary (JHFT) Evaluation Summary
|What does the tool measure?||Hand function|
|What types of clients can the tool be used for?||The JHFT can be use with, but is not limited to clients with stroke.|
|Is this a screening or assessment tool?||Assessment tool|
|Time to administer||15-45 minutes|
– Modified Jebsen Hand Function Test (MJT)
– JHFT Australian version, Portuguese version
|Other Languages||English, Portuguese|
|Reliability|| Internal consistency
– One study reported excellent internal consistency of individual items.
– One study reported excellent test-retest reliability of the MJT.
– No studies have examined the content validity of the JHFT.
|Floor/Ceiling Effects||– No studies have examined the floor and ceiling effects of the JHFT.|
|Sensitivity/ Specificity||– No studies have reported on the sensitivity or specificity of the JHFT.|
|Does the tool detect change in patients?||One study reported moderate responsiveness of the JHFT from 1 to 3 months post-stroke, and from 3 to 6 months post-stroke.|
|Acceptability||The JHFT is comprised of simple, familiar, and functional tasks. Consideration must be paid to individuals with speech and language difficulties, who may have difficulty understanding instructions and performing the writing task.|
|Feasibility||The JHFT is easy to administer and does not require standardized equipment.|
|How to obtain the tool?||Information regarding test administration is provided in:
Jebsen, R.H., Taylor, N., Trieschmann, R.B., Trotter, M.J., & Howard, L.A. (1969). An objective and standardized test of hand function. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 50(6), 311 – 319.
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