The UNB Test of Prosthetics Function* is designed to assist therapists in both research and direct service roles. For therapists in amputee clinics, the test can be used to determine the progress of an individual child during the stage of functional training. The child’s scores can be compared with his or her own earlier scores, thereby providing a means to determine if therapy goals are being met. The test also clarifies the point at which no further training is required. For research therapists, the UNB Test offers several features which enable accurate comparison of training programs and research data from different centres. It is the first known prosthetics test which has a rating scale with demonstrated reliability. Finally, by involving therapists from several countries, the test items themselves comprise a culturally fair battery.
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