Reliability, validity and description of timed performance of the Jebsen-Taylor Test in patients with muscular dystrophies

Reliability, validity and description of timed performance of the Jebsen-Taylor Test in patients with muscular dystrophies

Author Artilheiro, Mariana Cunha Google Scholar
Favero, Francis Meire Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Caromano, Fatima Aparecida Google Scholar
Oliveira, Acary Souza Bulle Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Carvas Junior, Nelson Google Scholar
Voos, Mariana Callil Google Scholar
Sa, Cristina dos Santos Cardoso de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Background: The Jebsen-Taylor Test evaluates upper limb function by measuring timed performance on everyday activities. The test is used to assess and monitor the progression of patients with Parkinson disease, cerebral palsy, stroke and brain injury. Objectives: To analyze the reliability, internal consistency and validity of the Jebsen-Taylor Test in people with Muscular Dystrophy and to describe and classify upper limb timed performance of people with Muscular Dystrophy. Methods: Fifty patients with Muscular Dystrophy were assessed. Non-dominant and dominant upper limb performances on the Jebsen-Taylor Test were filmed. Two raters evaluated timed performance for inter-rater reliability analysis. Test-retest reliability was investigated by using intraclass correlation coefficients. Internal consistency was assessed using the Cronbach alpha. Construct validity was conducted by comparing the Jebsen-Taylor Test with the Performance of Upper Limb. Results: The internal consistency of Jebsen-Taylor Test was good (Cronbach's alpha=0.98). A very high inter-rater reliability (0.903-0.999), except for writing with an Intraclass correlation coefficient of 0.772-1.000. Strong correlations between the Jebsen-Taylor Test and the Performance of Upper Limb Module were found (rho = 0.712). Conclusion: The Jebsen-Taylor Test is a reliable and valid measure of timed performance for people with Muscular Dystrophy. (C) 2017 Associacao Brasileira de Pesquisa e Pos-Graduacao em Fisioterapia. Published by Elsevier Editora Ltda. All rights reserved.
Keywords Muscular dystrophies
Upper extremity
Physical therapy
Disability evaluation
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Sao Carlos Sp
Language English
Date 2018
Published in Brazilian Journal Of Physical Therapy. Sao Carlos Sp, v. 22, n. 3, p. 190-197, 2018.
ISSN 1413-3555 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Associacao Brasileira Pesquisa Pos-Graduacao Fisioterapia-Abrapg-Ft
Extent 190-197
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000432855200004

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