The Manual Ability Measure (MAM) is designed as an outcome instrument to assess hand function based on the patient's responses to functional questions.
Area of AssessmentDexterity
Upper Extremity Function
Assessment TypePatient Reported Outcomes
Administration ModePaper & Pencil
Cost DescriptionThe MAM can be requested from the author, Dr. Christine Chen from Texas Woman’s University.
MAM-36 can also be downloaded from:
Chen, C. C., Kasven N., Karpatkin, H. I., & Sylvester, A. (2007). Hand strength and perceived manual ability among patients with multiple sclerosis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 88, 794-797.
MAM-16 can be downloaded from:
Chen, C. C., Granger, C. V., Peimer, C. A., Moy, O. J., & Wald, S. (2005). Manual Ability Measure (MAM-16): A preliminary report on a new patient-centred and task-oriented outcome measure of hand function. Journal of Hand Surgery, 30B, 2, 207-216
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