Nine-Hole Peg Test

Alternate Names: 9-Hole Peg Test

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Nine-Hole Peg Test

A virtual Nine-Hole Peg Test of motor coordination as described in Earhart et al (2011).
Duration: 7 minutes
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Mathiowetz, V., Kashman, N., Volland, G., Weber, K., Dowe, M., & Rogers, S. (1985). Grip and pinch strength: Normative data for adults. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 66(2), 69-74.

Heller, A., Wade, Wood, Sunderland, Hewer, & Ward. (1987). Arm function after stroke: Measurement and recovery over the first three months. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 50(6), 714-9.

Furby, Hayton, Altmann, Brenner, Chataway, Smith, . . . Kapoor. (2010). A longitudinal study of MRI-detected atrophy in secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. Journal of Neurology, 257(9), 1508-1516.

Earhart, G.M., Cavanaugh, J.T., Ellis, T., Ford, M.P., Foreman, K.B., & Dibble, L. (2011). The 9-Hole Peg Test of Upper Extremity Function: Average Values, Test-Retest Reliability, and Factors Contributing to Performance in People With Parkinson Disease. JNPT, 35, 157-163.

Sbardella, E., Petsas, N., Tona, F., Prosperini, L., Raz, E., Pace, G., . . . Pantano, P. (2013). Assessing the correlation between grey and white matter damage with motor and cognitive impairment in multiple sclerosis patients. PloS One, 8(5), E63250.

Wang, Y., & Bohannon, R. (2015). Assessing Dexterity Function Using the 9-Hole Peg Test (9HPT): National Institutes of Health (NIH) Toolbox Norming Data. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69(Suppl. 1), 6911500104p1.

Tobler-Ammann, B.C.,de Bruin, E.D., Fluet, M.C., Lambercy, O., Rob A. de Bie, R.A. & Knols, R.H. (2016). Concurrent validity and test-retest reliability of the Virtual Peg Insertion Test to quantify upper limb function in patients with chronic stroke. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 13:8.