The present book ARM – Arm Rehabilitation Measurement written by Dr. Platz and co-authors gives an excellent overview and presents a very practical manual for three commonly used assessment tools: the Fugl-Meyer Test, the Action Research Arm Test (ARAT) and the Box and Block Test. First it characterizes the individual test, points out the theories and ideas behind, gives a concise description of the performance and of the test properties. Since detailed user manuals are not available for many motor assessment scores a very useful and detailed manual was developed for the three mentioned tests. The manual is a very suitable means to enable standardisation and to assure reliable and repeatable results in different institutions. The book is very well written and attractively illustrated.
This study was published in 2011 by the Japanese scientific publisher Ishiyaku (Tokio) in Japanese language.