Stop using the Ashworth Scale for the assessment of spasticity

J.F.M. Fleuren, J.F.M. Fleuren, Gerlienke Voerman, C.V. Erren-Wolters, G.J. Snoek, Johan Swanik Rietman, Hermanus J. Hermens, A.V. Nene

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    Abstract

    Aim: Many studies have been performed on the methodological qualities of the (modified) Ashworth Scale but overall these studies seem inconclusive. The aim of this study was to investigate the construct validity and inter-rater reliability of the Ashworth Scale (AS) for the assessment of spasticity in the upper and lower extremities.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)46-52
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry
    Volume81
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Keywords

    • METIS-271435
    • spasticity in the upper and lower extremities
    • IR-74629
    • BSS-Biomechatronics and rehabilitation technology
    • EWI-18745
    • Ashworth Scale

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