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  • Reliability and diagnostic characteristics of clinical tests of upper limb motor function. [Journal Article]
    J Clin Neurosci 2012; 19(9):1246-51Amer M, Hubert G, … Hammond-Tooke GD
  • There is a paucity of information on the inter-rater reliability and predictive value of components of the neurological examination. Selected tests of upper limb motor function were studied in 34 patients with Parkinson's disease, upper motor neuron disease or cerebellar disease and in 25 control participants. Video recordings were independently evaluated and scored by two clinicians to determine…
  • The forearm and finger rolling tests. [Journal Article]
    Pract Neurol 2010; 10(1):39-42Anderson NE
  • A variety of clinical tests are used to detect a subtle upper motor neuron lesion but only a few studies have measured their sensitivity and specificity. The forearm rolling test and its variant, the finger rolling test, is one such. These tests are simple and only take 5-10 s to perform. Their sensitivity has varied in different studies but in general both are more likely to be abnormal in a pat…
  • Detection of focal cerebral hemisphere lesions using the neurological examination. [Journal Article]
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2005; 76(4):545-9Anderson NE, Mason DF, … Gamble GD
  • CONCLUSIONS: The neurological examination has a low sensitivity for detecting early cerebral hemisphere lesions in patients without obvious focal signs. The finger and forearm rolling tests, rapid alternating movements of the hands, and pronator drift are simple tests that increase the detection of a focal lesion without greatly increasing the length of the examination.
  • Asymmetry of forearm rolling as a sign of unilateral cerebral dysfunction. [Journal Article]
    Neurology 1993; 43(8):1596-8Sawyer RN, Hanna JP, … Leigh RJ
  • We compared the reliability of asymmetry of forearm rolling (rotation of one forearm around the other in front of the torso) as a sign of unilateral cerebral dysfunction with that of other standard clinical tests. We studied 62 patients with radiologically confirmed unilateral cerebral lesions and 20 control subjects with normal imaging. Asymmetric forearm rolling was the most sensitive indicator…
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