- •We propose a new definition for dexterity highlighting both skills and outcomes.
- •Hand dexterity is a subset of hand function.
- •This definition may support focus and clarity in measurement and interventions.
- •Clinicians should attend to all the different dimensions of dexterity during assessment.
- •Clinicians should match assessment choices to clients' task demands and injuries.
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Quiz: # 715
Record your answers on the Return Answer Form found on the tear-out coupon at the back of this issue or to complete online and use a credit card, go to JHTReadforCredit.com. There is only one best answer for each question.
- # 1.Dexterity is
- c.totally motor
- d.totally sensory
- # 2.Dexterity evaluation should
- a.follow the IFC protocol
- b.follow the ASHT protocol
- c.be cross-sectional
- d.be tailored to the specific needs of the patient
- # 3.Traditional clinical use of the term dexterity
- a.was originally defined by Maude Malick
- b.depends on the handedness of the patient
- c.is subject to semantic ambiguity
- d.is not up for debate
- # 4.A/an ___________________________ method was used to arrive at a consensus definition
- # 5.Dexterity can be defined as the coordination of voluntary movement to accomplish an actual or simulated functional goal/task accurately, quickly, resourcefully and adapting to environment or change.
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Published online: January 16, 2020
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