Purpose: To assess the validity and responsiveness of the Hand Function Sort (HFS) in detecting clinical change in impairment and disability outcome measures in clients undergoing primary level hand therapy treatment in comparison to an established upper extremity condition-specific instrument, the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH), and a patient-specific measure, the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM).
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Short Description: The Hand Function Sort demonstrated comparable construct validity and responsiveness in detecting clinical change in a group of clients undergoing primary level hand therapy treatment in relation to an established upper extremity disability outcome measure, the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand, and a patient-specific measure, the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure.
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