Michaela Ferguson, OT Reg. (Ont.) and Lisa Masters, OT Reg. (Ont.).


Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM EDT
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Westney Gardens by Revera

 1010 Westney Rd North 

Ajax, ON L1T 0P3 

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Dorothy Burridge 
Central East Stroke Network 
705-728-9090 ext 46314 


Chedoke Arm and Hand Activity Inventory 

(CAHAI) Workshop 

Workshop Description

During this one-day workshop, we use videos and group discussion to educate the participants about the administrative and scoring guidelines of the Chedoke Arm and Hand Activity Inventory (CAHAI). Sessions include information about the measure's development and psychometric properties, as well as its clinical application.

Who Should Attend?

Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists who provide services to stroke survivors.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Review the history, development and psychometric properties of the measure
  • Teach participants how to administer the measure to clients with upper extremity motor deficits post-stroke
  • Provide participants with the opportunity to practice scoring different scenarios
  • Provide participants with the opportunity to discuss clinical applications

Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance from the CESN.

What is the CAHAI?

The Chedoke Arm and Hand Activity Inventory (CAHAI) is a validated, upper-limb measure that uses a 7-point quantitative scale in order to assess functional recovery of the arm and hand after a stroke. The purpose of this measure is to evaluate the functional ability of the paretic arm and hand to perform tasks that have been identified as important by individuals following a stroke.

The CAHAI is a performance test using functional items. It is NOT designed to measure the client’s ability to complete the task using only their unaffected hand, but rather to encourage bilateral function. There are 4 versions of the CAHAI, all having good psychometric properties (CAHAI-7,-8,-9,-13). Administration times vary with the selected version (approximately 15-30 minutes).

Source: www.cahai.ca

Workshop Agenda

0900     Registration (light breakfast provided)

0930 - 0945     Overview of CAHAI
                           * Description of the Measure
                           * Background & Development 
                           * Psychometric Properties
0945 - 1015     Administration & Scoring Overview
                           * Understanding Normal Movement
                           * CAHAI Foundational Knowledge
1015 - 1030     BREAK
1030 - 1200     Administration and Scoring Overview
                           * Video of CAHAI tasks
                           * Scoring
                           * Four Versions
1200 - 1300     LUNCH 
1300 - 1415     Administration and Scoring
                           * CAHAI Videotapes 
                           * Challenging Situations
1415 - 1430     BREAK
1430 - 1530     Clinical Application