At 24 months, the researchers found significant improvements from baseline in median action research arm test
total score (34.0 versus 16.5) and grasp release test total score (125.2 versus 35.0).
The secondary outcomes were the Action Research Arm Test
(ARAT) [46, 47] to evaluate upper limb function (score range, 0-57; with higher scores indicating better performance), the Motricity Index (MI) upper limb items (Bohannon et al.
The study's primary endpoint was for two patients to reach a minimum two-point improvement in the grasping and lifting test, sub-test number 2, of the Action Research Arm Test
(ARAT), at three months after treatment.
(6) reviewed the results of the Fugl-Meyer Arm, Action Research Arm Test
, Grooved-Pegboard, and Motor Activity Log assessments.
The TSS and initial Action Research Arm Test
(ARAT) scores were used as minimization factor.
Measuring recovery of arm-hand function in stroke patients: A comparison of the Brunnstrom-Fugl-Meyer test and the Action Research Arm test
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Pre-testing: Subjects tested twice on the Fugl-Meyer (FM) Scale and Action Research Arm Test
(ARAT) (19 item test with categories of grip, grasp, pinch and gross movement) one week apart.
The Action Research Arm Test
(ARA or ARAT) is an observational test used to determine upper limb function.
The Action Research arm test
(ARAT) developed by Lyle  was based on the upper extremity function test of Carroll [5, 6].
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (during motor imagery and performance), the action research arm test
, the motor assessment scale, and the Fugl-Meyer assessment scale were used to evaluate neuroplasticity and function.
In the past 5 years, a number of UL function tests have been examined for their psychometric and clinimetric properties in people with stroke, including the Fugl-Meyer Assessment (FMA) [6-8], Wolf Motor Function Test (WMFT) [6,9-11], Box and Block Test (BBT) [7,12-14], Nine-Hole Peg Test (NHPT) [12,15-17], Action Research Arm Test
(ARAT) [6-8,11,16-18], and Stroke Impact Scale (SIS) [16,19-20].
After 10 weeks of treatment, improvements in upper extremity function were evident on the Action Research Arm Test
with even greater improvement evident after 30 weeks.