This thesis describes different methods used to measure of functions and functional activities of the upper extremity. In rehabilitation medicine, treatment aims to improve functions, to diminish limitations in functional activities, and to achieve an optimal level of social participation. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) published in 2001 by the World Health Organization (WHO) describes the terms functions, functional activities and participation. This thesis is divided into two parts; the first part presents studies investigating measurement of the function of the shoulder and the relation with functional activities. The second part consists of studies that determine relationships between measurements of functions, functional activities of the upper extremity, and participation in young adults with cerebral palsy (CP).

H.J. Stam (Henk)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Stam, Prof. Dr. H.J. (promotor)
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

van Meeteren, J. (2006, December 6). Assessment of Functions and Functional Activities of the Upper Extremity. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from