Upper Extremity Function Test Evaluation Summary
|What does the tool measure?||The UEFT measures specific changes in upper extremity impairment and function.|
|What types of clients can the tool be used for?||The UEFT can be used with, but is not limited to clients with stroke.|
|Is this a screening or assessment tool?||Assessment|
|Time to administer||The UEFT takes approximately 1 hour to administer.|
|Versions||The Action Research Arm Test (ARAT) was developed by Ronald Lyle in 1981 by adapting the Upper Extremity Function Test (Carroll, 1965).|
|Other Languages||There are no official translations.|
– 1 study investigated inter-rater reliability of the UEFT and found strong inter-rater reliability.
– 1 study investigated the test-retest reliability of the UEFT and found strong inter-rater reliability in a sample of patients with chronic upper extremity impairment resulting from conditions including stroke.
– 1 study examined the predictive validity of the UEFT and found admission UEFT scores to be predictive of discharge UEFT scores.
|Floor/Ceiling Effects||No studies have examined the floor/ceiling effects of the UEFT.|
|Does the tool detect change in patients?||No studies have formally examined the responsiveness of the UEFT.|
|Acceptability||The UEFT is simple to administer and can be easily administered in a variety of settings (e.g. home or medical office settings).|
|Feasibility||The administration of the UEFT and the ARAT is quick and simple, but requires standardized equipment.|
|How to obtain the tool?||Please refer to the initial validation study by Carroll (1965) for further information on the UEFT.|