Motor Activity Log (MAL) Evaluation Summary
|What does the tool measure?||Real life upper limb performance.|
|What types of clients can the tool be used for?||Individuals following stroke and their caregivers.|
|Is this a screening or assessment tool?||Assessment|
|What domain of the ICF does this measure?||Activity/participation|
|Time to administer||20 minutes|
Graded Motor Activity Log
Lower-Functioning Motor Activity Log (LF-MAL)
Lower-Extremity Motor Activity Log
Pediatric Motor Activity Log – Revised
|Languages||Brazilian-Portuguese, English, German, Portuguese, Turkish.|
|Floor/Ceiling effect||– Floor effects are evident when detecting change in lower level and passive functional tasks.
– One study found modest floor effects when the MAL-28 was administered to patients with upper extremity motor recovery at Brunnstrom stage III and higher; and modest floor effects when the LF-MAL was administered to patients with upper extremity motor recovery at Brunnstrom stage III and lower.
|Does the tool detect change in patients?||The MAL can be used to detect change.|
The MAL reflects real life functional performance. It is simple and non-invasive to administer.
|Feasibility||The MAL is a free tool that requires no additional equipment. It can be administered in the clinical setting or the patient’s home. No additional training is required.|
|How to obtain the tool?||Click here to see the Motor Activity Log manual.|