IRB 00037088

Responsiveness of the Capabilities of Upper Extremity Test
Principal Investigator: Philippines Cabahug, MD

Staff of the Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley (RSCICDV) have developed a test of upper extremity function, called the Capabilities of Upper Extremity Test (CUE-T) as a comprehensive assessment of ability to use your arms and hands.  The purpose of this study is to find out how well the CUE-T is in detecting changes in the ability of persons with cervical spinal cord injury to use their arms and hands.

You will be asked to complete two evaluations. If you have been injured recently, the first (1) testing session will be within three (3) months of injury, and the second (2) session will be three (3) months after the first (1) session. If you are getting surgery on your arms or hands or receiving Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES), the first (1) session will be before treatment and the second (2) session three (3) months after surgery or FES training. The evaluations will consist of questions about your ability to use your arms and hands, to complete daily activities such as eating, washing and dressing, and to get around; examination of the sensation and strength in your arms and hands; the Capabilities of Upper Extremity Test (CUE-T); and the Graded Refined Assessment of Strength Sensibility and Prehension (GRASSP

You will receive payment for your participation in this study. You will receive $100 for each set of evaluations, for a total of $200 at the end of the study

Staff of the Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley (RSCICDV) have developed a test of upper extremity function, called the Capabilities of Upper Extremity Test (CUE-T) as a comprehensive assessment of ability to use your arms and hands.  The purpose of this study is to find out how well the CUE-T is in detecting changes in the ability of persons with cervical spinal cord injury to use their arms and hands.

You will be asked to complete two evaluations. If you have been injured recently, the first (1) testing session will be within three (3) months of injury, and the second (2) session will be three (3) months after the first (1) session. If you are getting surgery on your arms or hands or receiving Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES), the first (1) session will be before treatment and the second (2) session three (3) months after surgery or FES training. The evaluations will consist of questions about your ability to use your arms and hands, to complete daily activities such as eating, washing and dressing, and to get around; examination of the sensation and strength in your arms and hands; the Capabilities of Upper Extremity Test (CUE-T); and the Graded Refined Assessment of Strength Sensibility and Prehension (GRASSP

You will receive payment for your participation in this study. You will receive $100 for each set of evaluations, for a total of $200 at the end of the study