Purdue Pegboard Test (PPT)


Purdue Pedboard Test (PPT) Evaluation Summary

  What does the tool measure? Dexterity and gross movement of the upper limb
  What types of clients can the tool be used for? The PPT can be used with, but is not limited to clients with stroke.
  Is this a screening or assessment tool? Assessment tool
Time to administer The PPT takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes to administer.
  Versions There are no alternative versions of the PPT.
Other Languages None typically reported.
Measurement Properties
  Reliability Test-retest:
Several studies have investigated the test-retest reliability of the PPT in healthy patients and found adequate to excellent test-retest reliability for all subtests. A three-trial administration method has been found to be more reliable than a one-trial method.
  Validity Known groups:
One study examined the known groups validity of the PPT and found to have 70% accuracy for detecting lateralization of brain damage and 90% accuracy for detecting brain damage regardless of lateralization.
  Floor/Ceiling Effects No studies have examined the floor/ceiling effects of the PPT in clients with stroke.
  Does the tool detect change in patients? No studies have formally investigated the responsiveness of the PPT in clients with stroke.
  Acceptability The PPT has been criticized for not being reflective of real life activities of daily living (Ashford, Slade, Malaprade & Turner-Stokes, 2008). The test is quick to complete and should not produce undue fatigue for patients.
Feasibility The PPT is short and easy to administer and score.
How to obtain the tool? The PPT can be ordered by contacting the manufacturer directly at:
Lafayette Instruments
3700 Sagamore Parkway North
P.O. Box 5729 | Lafayette, IN 47903 USA
Tel: 765.423.1505 | 800.428.7545
Fax: 765.423.4111
E-mail: info@lafayetteinstrument.com