Measurement Characteristics and Clinical Utility of the Capabilities of Upper Extremities Among Individuals With Spinal Cord Injury
Improving upper extremity (UE) function is a high priority for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI).1 Currently, there is a lack of standardized measures to capture UE function specific to individuals with SCI.2 The Capabilities of Upper Extremities (CUE) is an SCI-specific, patient-reported outcome measure examining UE functions in individuals with tetraplegia. It is a 32-item questionnaire assessing self-perceived difficulty in performing specific tasks including reaching and lifting, pushing and pulling, and wrist, hand, and finger actions.
Weisbach, C.L., Romney, W., & Kahn, J.H. (2015). Measurement characteristics and clinical utility of the capabilities of upper extremities among individuals with spinal cord injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96(1), 177–178. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2014.02.009