Upper Extremity Function Test (UEFT)


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.
Measurement Properties
  Reliability Inter-rater reliability:
– 1 study investigated inter-rater reliability of the UEFT and found strong inter-rater reliability.
Test-retest 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.
  Validity Predictive Validity:
– 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.