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Table 1 Summary of clinical hand and arm assessments that require coordination between upper extremities

From: On the assessment of coordination between upper extremities: towards a common language between rehabilitation engineers, clinicians and neuroscientists

Assessment Tasks involving the use of both arms Indirect measure of interlimb coordination
Assisting Hand Assessment (AHA) [75] 22 object-related items of bimanual performance Score and textual description
Chedoke Arm and Hand Activity Inventory (CAHAI) [76] CAHAI-7
 1. Open jar of coffee
 2. Call 911
 3. Draw a line with a ruler
 4. Pour a glass of water
 5. Wring out washcloth
 6. Do up five buttons
 7. Dry back with towel
 8. Put toothpaste on toothbrush
 9. Cut medium resistance putty
 10. Zip up zipper
 11. Clean a pair of eyeglasses
 12. Place container on table (8.6 kg container)
 13. Carry bag up stairs (2 kg)
Score each task from 1-7, based on how independently the patient can do the task. Additional entry for which activity was done by the impaired side
The Jebsen Test of Hand Function (JTHF)-modified [77] 1 bimanual item: nut & bolt assembly Time (speed, not quality of performance)
SHAP [78] 6 bimanual coordination items: button board, simulated food cutting, jar lid, glass jug pouring, lifting a tray, rotating a screw Time, grip used
Purdue Pegboard Test [79] Peg insertion with both hands simultaneously Number of pins inserted in board in 30 s
Nut & bolt assembly (both hands in sequence) Number of assemblies in 1 min (right and left hands working simultaneously but each doing a separate task:get pin, put washer, put cap, put washer)
ABILHAND [80, 81] 24/26 tasks require bimanual coordination; questionnaire only Easy/difficult/impossible
MAM-36 [82, 83] 24/36 tasks require bimanual coordination; questionnaire only Easy/a little hard (takes long/pain/…)-very hard (can do but usually someone else will do for me)/ I can’t do/NA (did not do before injury)