Reliability, validity and responsiveness of the squares test for manual dexterity in people with Parkinson's disease

Soke F., Colakoglu B. D. , KESKİNOĞLU P., GENÇ A.

CLINICAL NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY, vol.186, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 186
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2019.105542
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Parkinson's Disease, Manual dexterity, Squares test, Reliability, Validity, Responsiveness, TEST-RETEST RELIABILITY, FINGER DEXTERITY, HAND DEXTERITY, PEG TEST, MOVEMENTS, BRADYKINESIA, PROGRESSION, IMPAIRMENT, DEFICITS
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Impaired manual dexterity is one of the major disorder in people with Parkinson's Disease (PwPD). However, there is limited research examining the measurement properties, especially the validity and responsiveness of the tools used to assess manual dexterity. The aim of this study was to examine reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the Squares Test (ST) in PwPD.