Metcalf, Cheryl, Adams, Jo, Burridge, Jane, Yule, Victoria and Chappell, Paul
A review of clinical upper limb assessments within the framework of the WHO ICF.
Musculoskeletal Care, 5, (3), . (doi:10.1002/msc.108).
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This paper is intended to provide a practical overview for clinicians and researchers
involved in assessing upper limb function. It considers 25 upper limb assessments used
in musculoskeletal care and presents a simple, straightforward comparative review of
each. The World Health Organization International Classifi cation on Functioning,
Disability and Health (WHO ICF) is used to provide a relative summary of purpose
between each assessment. Measurement properties of each assessment are provided,
considering the type of data generated, availability of reliability estimates and normative
data for the assessment.
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