Jamar Pegboard Dexterity Test
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Jamar Pegboard Dexterity Test

  • Practical and accurate test for assessing dexterity
  • Suitable for use in physical, occupation and vocational therapy
  • Tests gross movement of hands, fingers and arms
  • Includes manual, normative data and 25 record blanks

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£87.99(Inc. 20% VAT)
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Jamar Pegboard Dexterity Test

During rehabilitation and general check-ups, it's important for medical professionals to have the necessary tools to administer tests in order to gain meaningful objective data, especially when it comes to dexterity and motor control. The Jamar Pegboard Dexterity Test provides a simple way to test dexterity in two main areas: gross movements of the hands, fingers and arms, and specific fingertip dexterity.

What's Included with the Jamar Pegboard Dexterity Test?

The Jamar Pegboard Dexterity Test includes:

  • 1 x Jamar test board
  • 55 x Pins
  • 45 x Washers
  • 25 x Collars
  • 1 x Quick reference guide
  • 1 x Normative data
  • 1 x Complete instructions manual

What Is the Jamar Pegboard Dexterity Test?

The Jamar Pegboard Dexterity Test is a rectangular board with two sets of 25 holes running vertically, and four concave cups at the top. Small metal pegs are placed in the cup on the side being tested, while the subject is asked to remove the pegs and place them vertically in the holes as rapidly as possible.

Jamar Pegboard Dexterity Test

Where Is the Jamar Pegboard Test Used?

The Jamar Pegboard Test can be used for a variety of testing applications, but is most common in:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Vocational therapy
  • Pre-employment screening

Who Can Use the Jamar Pegboard Dexterity Test?

The Jamar Pegboard Dexterity Test is exceptionally easy to administer, and can be performed without any prior experience or knowledge. It is often used by:

  • Occupational and physical therapists for injury rehabilitation, used as a tool to obtain baseline data on a patient, as well as documenting patient progress or the degree of a disability.
  • Vocational evaluators to determine a subject's ability and aptitude for certain work-related applications. It is also used to develop a specific training program, giving an individual the skills to complete a job or task that requires manual dexterity.
  • Human resource directors and temporary staffing agencies who use it as a pre-employment screening and selection tool. An applicant's performance on the pegboard test can indicate their ability to perform tasks in a job that requires manual dexterity.

Who Is the Test Suitable For?

Originally designed to test motor skills and fingertip dexterity of factory job applicants, today the pegboard is used mostly in healthcare. It is excellent for a range of assessments, including:

  • Identifying and assessing children with learning disabilities
  • Assessing individuals for rehabilitation
  • Analysing the performance of dyslexic subjects
  • Assessing people with hand injuries, neurological impairments or orthopaedic injuries

Moreover, regularly using a pegboard can also help with rehabilitation and recovery process. Among other things, it can:

  • Improve cognitive and visual skills
  • Improve coordination and endurance
  • Increase muscle strength
  • Increase upper extremity range of motion and pincer grip

How Do I Use the Jamar Pegboard Dexterity Test?

The test takes about 30 seconds per activity for a total of less than five minutes. For most accurate results, it's important to combine four separate scores from the complete test procedure, one for each of the following tasks:

  • Right hand (30 seconds): the total number of pegs placed in the right hand column using the right hand in the allotted time. Each properly inserted pin equals one point.
  • Left hand (30 seconds): the total number of pegs placed in the left hand column using the left hand in the allotted time. Each properly inserted pin equals one point.
  • Both hands (30 seconds): the total number of pairs of pegs placed using both hands in the allotted time. Each properly inserted pin equals one point.
  • Assembly (60 seconds): sequence consists of assembling pins, collars and washers. Each completed assembly is four points.

How Do I Interpret the Results?

Once you have the results, it's important to compare them to standard data specific for your age group. This can to a certain degree depend on the test subjects, but a research carried out in 2006 has led to the following norms for age groups five to 65 years.

Normative Scores for Males

Age Group 5 - 15 15 - 25 25 - 35 35 - 45 45 - 55 55 - 65
Dominant Hand 15 17 16 16 16 13
Non-Dominant Hand 14 16 16 15 14 13
Both Hands 12 13 13 13 12 11
Assembly 31 37 36 34 30 28

Normative Scores for Females

Age Group 5 - 15 15 - 25 25 - 35 35 - 45 45 - 55 55 - 65
Dominant Hand 15 18 16 16 15 14
Non-Dominant Hand 14 17 15 14 14 13
Both Hands 11 14 14 13 12 12
Assembly 28 42 37 34 30 29

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