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Title: Use of Jebsen Taylor Hand Function Test in evaluating the hand dexterity in people with Parkinson's disease
Authors: Mak, MKY 
Lau, ETL
Tam, VWK
Woo, CWY
Yuen, SKY
Keywords: Dexterity
Evaluation
Hand function
Parkinson's disease
Reliability
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Hanley & Belfus
Source: Journal of hand therapy, 2015 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of hand therapy 
Abstract: Objectives: To investigate the test-retest reliability of JTT in older patients with Parkinson's disease (PD); and to compare the Jebsen Taylor Hand Function Test (JTT) scores between PD and healthy subjects. Study design: Cross-sectional comparative study. Methods: Fifteen PD and fifteen healthy subjects performed the JTT and the time taken to complete the JTT was recorded. Results: Test-retest reliabilities of JTT subtests and total score of both dominant and non-dominant hand were good to excellent (ICCs = 0.77-0.97) except J5 checkers which had moderate reliability. PD subjects required significantly longer time to finish subtests and the whole JTT (p < 0.05), except the subtest J1 writing of dominant hand that showed marginal significance (p = 0.059). Conclusion: JTT is a reliable and easily available assessment tool for assessing the hand function of PD subjects. PD subjects took a longer time to complete the JTT, suggesting that they have deficits in gross and fine functional dexterity.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/7953
ISSN: 0894-1130
DOI: 10.1016/j.jht.2015.05.002
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