Title

Measurement Characteristics and Clinical Utility of the Capabilities of Upper Extremities Among Individuals With Spinal Cord Injury

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

1-2015

Program

Physical Therapy

Abstract

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.

Comments

Organization news section of Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

DOI

10.1016/j.apmr.2014.02.009