The Leg Activity measure (LegA)
The Leg Activity measure (LegA) is a measure of difficulty in passive and active function for application following focal therapy intervention and in particular for spasticity (botulinum toxin and physical) interventions. The active and passive sub-scales of the tool are treated as separate constructs, which nevertheless are related and are both important to the achievement of clinically relevant goals. The LegA is therefore likely to have utility in practice for evaluation of spasticity intervention (often for passive function) and possibly other focal interventions such as task practice training for active function improvement. The LegA is unique in addressing these constructs and being patient reported to evaluation function in the ‘real life’ context.
Ashford S, Jackson D, Mahaffey P, Vanderstay R & Turner-Stokes L.,Conceptualisation and development of the Leg Activity Measure (LegA) for patient and carer reported assessment of activity (function) in the paretic leg in people with acquired brain injury, Physiotherapy Reasearch International, 2016