To investigate the interrater reliability of the TEMPA in adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Twenty adults with upper limb dysfunction after TBI who were participating in inpatient rehabilitation.
The TEMPA assessment was videotaped for each participant and 5 physical therapists independently rated these video recordings.
Main outcome measure:
Functional rating and speed of execution for each item of the TEMPA.
Intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC) for the speed of execution and functional rating components of the TEMPA ranged from 0.898 to 1.000.
The excellent interrater reliability supports the use of the TEMPA in adults with TBI.