Multiple errands test-revised (MET-R): A performance-based measure of executive function in people with mild cerebrovascular accident Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • OBJECTIVE. This article describes a performance-based measure of executive function, the Multiple Errands Test-Revised (MET-R), and examines its ability to discriminate between people with mild cerebrovascular accident (mCVA) and control participants. METHOD. We compared the MET-R scores and measures of CVA outcome of 25 participants 6 mo post-mCVA and 21 matched control participants. RESULTS. Participants with mCVA showed no to minimal impairment on measures of executive function at hospital discharge but reported difficulty with community integration at 6 mo. The MET-R discriminated between participants with and without mCVA (p ≤ .002). CONCLUSION. The MET-R is a valid and reliable measure of executive functions appropriate for the evaluation of clients with mild executive function deficits who need occupational therapy to fully participate in community living.

authors

  • Morrison, MT
  • Giles, GM
  • Ryan, JD
  • Baum, Carolyn M
  • Dromerick, AW
  • Polatajko, HJ
  • Edwards, DF

publication date

  • 2013