Postural Assessment Scale for Stroke
The Postural Assessment Scale for Stroke (PASS) was developed to assess postural control in stroke patients within the first 3 months after stroke. Many postural assessments are not specifically designed for stroke and have not been adequately analyzed for psychometric properties. The PASS is adapted from the BL Motor Assessment, which is a revision of the Fugl-Meyer scale in which each item has a minimum of four response levels to improve sensitivity (Benaim et al. 1999). The PASS contains 12 items representing a wide range of performance difficulty; each item is rated on a four-point response scale. The items can be grouped into two main categories: maintaining a posture and changing posture. Sample items from each category, respectively, include standing with support (response categories from “cannot stand even with support – 0” to “can stand with support of only one hand – 3”) and supine to sitting up on the edge of the table (response categories from...
References and Readings
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