Stroke Impairment Assessment Set (SIAS)
A new method for the evaluation of stroke patients, designated the Stroke Impairment Assessment Set (SIAS), is presented. The SIAS primarily employs singletask assessment of various functions and rates performance on scales of 0 to 5 or 0 to 3. The items evaluated include motor function, muscle tone, sensation, range of motion, pain, trunk control, visuospatial perception, aphasia, and function on the unaffected side. Scores for each item are plotted on a radar chart so that deficits can be identified at a glance. The interobserver variation in SIAS scores is acceptable, and assessment can be performed as part of a routine clinical examination.
KeywordsStroke Patient Grip Strength Muscle Tone Functional Grade Ankle Dorsiflexion
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