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Functional Assessment

 
 
 
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Overview

The patient's ability to perform fine motor tasks is an indicator of their ability to perform functional tasks such as writing and cooking.
  • How to Assess

  • Buttoning: ask the patient to button and unbutton their shirt front or shirt cuff.Fine motor coordination
  • Unscrewing: ask the patient to unscrew a jar or bottle cap.Hand strength
  • Key turning: ask the patient to demonstrate how they would pick up a key, insert it into a lock and unlock the door.Fine motor coordination
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