Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1999 , Vol 2 , Num 4
Sağlıklı Olgularda El Fonksiyonunun Değerlendirilmesinde İki Fonksiyonel Testin Geçerliliği
Hanifegül Taşkıran 1 ,Ali Kitiş 2 ,Erdoğan Kavlak 1
1 Pamukkale Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Yüksekokulu, Denizli
2 Pamukkale Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Yüksekokulu, Denizli, Türkiye

Validity of the two functional tests in assessing hand function on healthy subjects - The Valpar Upper Extremity Range of Motion Work Sample evaluates an individual's ability to reach into - 1 foot- square box and manipulate small and large nuts onto bolts.Purdue Pegboard Test was designed in 1948 to test the dexterity needed for potential employess to perform jobs, such as assembly work, packing or machine operation. The purpose of our study was to determined the validity of the functional tests in differentiating between jobs on healthy subjects.One hundred fifty eight subjects with no history of hand injury or disease were assessed. In male subjects no significant differences were found between different jobs, age, sex, dominant hand and work duration on both tests (p>0.05). Correlation between the Purdue Pegboard subtests and Valpar Upper Extremity Range of Motion Work Range of Motion Work Sample in males and females were found (p<0.05). For both test, norms for employed healthy subjects are available to assess an individual's spheed of coordination in comparison with a large random sample of helathy male and female subjects. Further studies are needed to examine to examine the correlation between Range of Motion (ROM) and pinch grip to performance on the Valpar Upper Extremity Range of Motion Work Sample and Purdue Pegboard subtests.

Keywords : Functional Assessment, Valpar Upper Extremity Range of Motion Work Sample, Purdue Pegboard Test.