Motor Functions

Naturalistic observations of the patient's gait and upper and lower extremity coordination are an important part of the motor examination. Hand preference should be assessed either through direct inquiry or a formal handedness questionnaire. (Table VI) Motor speed, dexterity, and programming are tested with timed tasks, some of which involve the repetition of a specific motor act (e.g., finger tapping, peg placement) and others involve more complex motor movements (e.g., finger sequencing, sequential hand positions). Manual grasp strength can be assessed with a hand dynamometer.

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