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Assessment Tools: Chedoke arm and hand activity inventory (CAHAI)

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The chedoke arm and hand activity inventory (CAHAI)

AuthorHamilton Health Sciences. Research Program

Summary:  The Chedoke Arm and Hand Activity Inventory (CAHAI) is a validated, upper-limb measure that uses a 7-point quantitative scale in order to assess functional recovery of the arm and hand after a stroke. The purpose of this measure is to evaluate the functional ability of the paretic arm and hand to perform tasks that have been identified as important by individuals following a stroke.

The CAHAI is a performance test using functional items. It is NOT designed to measure the client’s ability to complete the task using only their unaffected hand, but rather to encourage bilateral function. There are 4 versions of the CAHAI, all having good psychometric properties (CAHAI-7,-8,-9,-13). Administration times vary with the selected version (approximately 15-30 minutes).

Format: 1 videodisc (55 min.) : sound, color ; 12 cm

Library Record:  Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library Reserves (WL 356 H218c 2013 ATOOLS)

Completion time     approximately 15-30 minutes



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The Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library will provide assessment tools and outcome measures for loan to faculty, students and staff of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) with a valid University of Manitoba (U of M) Library ID. If you qualify to borrow a tool you will need to fill out and present this form to the NJMHSL Circulation staff.


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