Japanese Occupational Therapy Research Volume 28, Issue 6 (December 2009)

Reliability and validity of the Motor Activity Log in Japan Kayoko Takahashi 1 , Kazuhisa Domen 2 , Kyoko Sano 3 , Takashi Takebayashi 4 , Kenji Hachisuka 5 , Tetsuhiko Kimura 6 1Department of Rehabilitation, Kitasato University East Hospital(Former afliliation; Boston University) 2Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Hyogo College of Medicine 3Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Rehabilitation, Hyogo University of Health Sciences 4Department of Rehabilitation, Hospital of Hyogo College of Medicine 5Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health 6Department of Rehabilitation Science, International University of Health and Welfare, Graduate School Keyword: 機能評価 , 上肢機能 , ADL , (Motor Activity Log;MAL) , 片麻痺 , Functional assessment , Self-assessment , Upper-extremity function , ADL , MAL pp.628-636
Published Date 2009/12/15
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 The reliability and validity of the Motor Activity Log (MAL) in Japan was tested. MAL is a semistructured interview for hemiparetic stroke patients to assess the use of their paretic arm and hand (amount of use: AOU and quality of movement: QOM) during activities of daily living (ADL). The translation was done in a structured manner, and reliability and validity were tested with 28 hemiparetic stroke patients. The internal consistency (AOU: a =0.97, QOM: a =0.98) and inter-rater reliability (both Kappa = 1.00) were high. There were significant correlations between MAL and other functional assessments (Brunnstrom Stage, Five Task Test: r=0.64 to 0.81). MAL was found to be a reliable and valid new assessment tool for the upper-extremity function in ADL, and further investigation as an outcome measurement in rehabilitation is expected in the future.

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28巻6号 (2009年12月)
電子版ISSN 印刷版ISSN 0289-4920 日本作業療法士協会