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Guidance for completion of the ArmA-PS:

Section A asks about ‘caring’ for your affected arm either by yourself using your unaffected arm or with help from a carer or a combination of both of these.

Section B asks what you can do with your affected arm or using both arms.

For each of the activities listed, please tick the most appropriate box in the table.

  1. The amount of difficulty that you or your carer experience in doing the task, based on your activity over the last 7 days. Please estimate if you do the task but have not done so in the last 7 days (e.g. for cutting finger nails).
  2. If you have not tried to do the task in past 3 months then tick the ‘Not Attempted’ box.

If you are unable to complete the questionnaire independently, you may:

  • Receive assistance from a carer or professional to act as a scribe
  • Receive assistance from a carer or professional to facilitate understanding and completion question by question
  • A carer may complete the questionnaire on your behalf based on difficulty in performance of the tasks

For further information please contact the Gait Laboratory Team at Queen Mary’s Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire


This questionnaire is adapted from the original Arm Activity Measure (ArmA) designed by Ashford et al. 2014.

Ashford S, Slade M, Nair A, Turner-Stokes L (2014) Arm Activity measure (ArmA) application for recording functional gain following focal spasticity treatment. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 21(1): 10-17.

Royal College of Physicians, British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, and Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested in Neurology (2009) Spasticity in adults: management using botulinum toxin. National Guidelines. Royal College of Physicians, London.