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Research Article  |   August 1986
Continued Construct Validation of the St. Marys CVA Evaluation: Brunnstrom Arm and Hand Stage Ratings
Author Affiliations
  • Julia Van Deusen, PhD, OTR, is Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy, Box J–164, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610
  • Diane Harlowe, MS, OTR, is Director, Occupational Therapy and Speech Services, St. Marys Hospital Medical Center, Madison, Wisconsin
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Neurologic Conditions / Stroke / Features
Research Article   |   August 1986
Continued Construct Validation of the St. Marys CVA Evaluation: Brunnstrom Arm and Hand Stage Ratings
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 1986, Vol. 40, 561-563. doi:10.5014/ajot.40.8.561
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 1986, Vol. 40, 561-563. doi:10.5014/ajot.40.8.561
Abstract

The purpose of the study was to test whether evaluations of cerebral vascular accident (CVA) patients show a significant relationship between ratings of Brunnstrom’s arm and hand stages and scores on Schenkenberg’s Line Bisection Test of unilateral neglect. Spearman rho correlation coefficients for 20 acute care right CVA subjects showed a highly significant relationship between performances on the two measures. Results can be interpreted to further the construct validity of the St. Marys CVA evaluation.