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Concurrent validity of the Executive Function Performance Test in people with mild stroke

Cederfeldt, Marie LU ; Widell, Yvonne; Andersson, Elisabeth Elgmark; Dahlin-Ivanoff, Synneve LU and Gosman-Hedstrom, Gunilla (2011) In British Journal of Occupational Therapy 74(9). p.443-449
Abstract
Introduction: Studies have shown that executive dysfunction is common in adults after stroke. Occupational therapists working in acute care assess the performance of activities of daily living; most instruments focus on personal care. However, the assessment of instrumental activities of daily living has been shown to discriminate executive dysfunction more effectively. An instrument for assessing executive dysfunction in more complex activities that is easy to handle in acute care is consequently required for clinical use. The Executive Function Performance Test (EFPT) was recently introduced into Sweden. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the concurrent validity of the EFPT in acute care for patients with mild stroke. Method:... (More)
Introduction: Studies have shown that executive dysfunction is common in adults after stroke. Occupational therapists working in acute care assess the performance of activities of daily living; most instruments focus on personal care. However, the assessment of instrumental activities of daily living has been shown to discriminate executive dysfunction more effectively. An instrument for assessing executive dysfunction in more complex activities that is easy to handle in acute care is consequently required for clinical use. The Executive Function Performance Test (EFPT) was recently introduced into Sweden. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the concurrent validity of the EFPT in acute care for patients with mild stroke. Method: Twenty-three patients from an acute stroke unit were assessed with both the EFPT and the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS). Results: The correlation between the EFPT and the AMPS assessments was highly significant (p = 0.003) and the concurrent validity was rho = 0.61. Conclusion: Since there is a risk that adult patients with mild stroke are discharged without rehabilitation, and there is a lack of a relevant instrument for occupational therapists that discriminates executive dysfunction in acute stroke care, the EFPT may be a suitable instrument to use with these patients. (Less)
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Cognition, concurrent validity, EFPT, executive dysfunction, instrumental activities
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British Journal of Occupational Therapy
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74
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9
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443 - 449
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College of Occupational Therapists
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1477-6006
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10.4276/030802211X13153015305673
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English
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  abstract     = {Introduction: Studies have shown that executive dysfunction is common in adults after stroke. Occupational therapists working in acute care assess the performance of activities of daily living; most instruments focus on personal care. However, the assessment of instrumental activities of daily living has been shown to discriminate executive dysfunction more effectively. An instrument for assessing executive dysfunction in more complex activities that is easy to handle in acute care is consequently required for clinical use. The Executive Function Performance Test (EFPT) was recently introduced into Sweden. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the concurrent validity of the EFPT in acute care for patients with mild stroke. Method: Twenty-three patients from an acute stroke unit were assessed with both the EFPT and the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS). Results: The correlation between the EFPT and the AMPS assessments was highly significant (p = 0.003) and the concurrent validity was rho = 0.61. Conclusion: Since there is a risk that adult patients with mild stroke are discharged without rehabilitation, and there is a lack of a relevant instrument for occupational therapists that discriminates executive dysfunction in acute stroke care, the EFPT may be a suitable instrument to use with these patients.},
  author       = {Cederfeldt, Marie and Widell, Yvonne and Andersson, Elisabeth Elgmark and Dahlin-Ivanoff, Synneve and Gosman-Hedstrom, Gunilla},
  issn         = {1477-6006},
  keyword      = {Cognition,concurrent validity,EFPT,executive dysfunction,instrumental activities},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {9},
  pages        = {443--449},
  publisher    = {College of Occupational Therapists},
  series       = {British Journal of Occupational Therapy},
  title        = {Concurrent validity of the Executive Function Performance Test in people with mild stroke},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.4276/030802211X13153015305673},
  volume       = {74},
  year         = {2011},
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