Pilot normative database for the Wolf Motor Function Test

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2006 Mar;87(3):443-5. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2005.10.006.


Objective: To gather initial data on the Wolf Motor Function Test (WMFT) from able-bodied participants.

Design: Cross-sectional cohort study.

Setting: Clinical research laboratory.

Participants: A convenience sample of 51 healthy able-bodied, right-hand dominant, adult participants, between the ages of 40 and 79 years.

Intervention: One-time administration of the WMFT.

Main outcome measure: The WMFT.

Results: Mean data are presented for all timed and strength tasks. For timed tasks on the WMFT, there were no significant differences among subjects for hand or sex nor was there a hand by sex interaction. Men were significantly stronger than women on the 2 strength tasks, however.

Conclusions: We provide preliminary normative data for the WMFT. More data are needed to produce precise estimates of norms and to explore relations among sex, age, and hand dominance.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Arm / physiology*
  • Cohort Studies
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Databases, Factual*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neuropsychological Tests*
  • Pilot Projects
  • Psychomotor Performance / physiology*
  • Reference Values