The Nine-Hole Peg Test (9HPT) is a standardized measure of hand dexterity that has been validated for use with patients with neurological diagnoses. The 9HPT can be used to establish baseline and assess improvement. This brief module describes the 9HPT and demonstrates how to perform it.
Section 1: Nine-Hole Peg Test
Scoring and Interpretation
Christopher Meketansky OTR/L graduated from Stony Brook University in 2017 with a Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy. He received training in manual therapy, specialized treatment for individuals with degenerative neurological disorders and post-stroke neurorehabilitation. He has worked in skilled nursing and home healthcare settings with experience treating patients with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, balance impairments, and a myriad of other conditions impacting the older adult population.Disclosure: Christopher Meketansky, MS, OTR/L discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.
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