SHAP Documents and Publications
Forms and Instructions
The Assessor's SHAP Protocol provides detailed instructions for an assessor to conduct a SHAP. It is available to download in different languages: The SHAP Forms provide a range of forms for recording the SHAP.

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Peer Reviewed Publications
Aszmann, O.C., Roche, A.D., Salminger, S., Paternostro-Sluga, T., Herceg, M., Sturma, A., Hofer, C. & Farina, D. (In Press). Bionic reconstruction to restore hand function after brachial plexus injury: a case series of three patients. The Lancet.

Head, J.S., Howard, D., Hutchins, S.W., Kenney, L., Heath, G.H. & Aksenov, A.Y. (In Press). The use of an adjustable electrode housing unit to compare electrode alignment and contact variation with myoelectric prosthesis functionality: A pilot study. Prosthetics & Orthotics International.

Dalley, S.A., Bennett, D.A. & Goldfarb, M. (2014). Functional assessment of the vanderbilt multigrasp myoelectric hand: A continuing case study. Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE. 6195-6198.

Hermannsson, L.M.N., Andrén, M. & Johansson, D. (2014). Swedish normative data for the Southampton Hand Assessment Procedure – SHAP. MEC '14 - Redefining the Norm.

Fougner, A.L., Stavdahl, Ø. & Kyberd, P.J. (2014). System training and assessment in simultaneous proportional myoelectric prosthesis control. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 11:75.

Vasluian, E., Bongers, R.M., Reinders-Messelink, H.A., Dijkstra, P.U. & van der Sluis, C.K. (2014). Preliminary study of the Southampton Hand Assessment Procedure for Children and its reliability. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 15:199.

van der Niet, O., Bongers, R.M., van der Sluis, C.K. (2013). Functionality of i-LIMB and i-LIMB Pulse hands: Case report. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development. 50(8), 1123-1128.

Kyberd, P.J. (2011). The influence of control format and hand design in single axis myoelectric hands: assessment of functionality of prosthetic hands using the Southampton Hand Assessment Procedure. Prosthetics & Orthotics International. 35(3), 285-293.

Van der Niet Otr, O., Reinders-Messelink, H.A., Bongers, R.M., Bousema, H. & van der Sluis, C. (2011). The i-LIMB Hand and the DMC Plus Hand Compared: A Case Report. Prosthetics & Orthotics International. 34(2), 216-220.

Issa A. Ramirez, Craig P. Lusk, Rajiv Dubey, M. Jason Highsmith, Murray E. Maitland (2009). Crossed Four-Bar Mechanism for Improved Prosthetic Grasp. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. 46(8), 1011-1020

Kyberd, P.J., Murgia, A., Gasson, M., Tjerks, T., Metcalf, C.D., Chappell, P.H., Warwick, K., Lawson, S.E.M. & Barnhill, T. (2009). Case studies to Demonstrate the Range of Applications of the Southampton Hand Assessment Procedure. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 72(5), 212-218.

Metcalf, C.D., Woodward, H., Wright, V., Chappell, P.H., Burridge, J.H. & Yule, V.T. (2008). Changes in Hand Function with Age and Normative Unimpaired Scores when Measured with the Southampton Hand Assessment Procedure. Brit. J. Hand Therapy. 13(3), 79-83.

Metcalf, C.D. (2008). The Relationship between Movement and Function of the Wrist and Hand: A Clinically Focused Kinematic Study. PhD Thesis. University of Southampton: UK.

Adams, J., Metcalf, C.D., Macleod, C., Spicka, C., Burridge, J.H., Cooper, C. & Cox, N. (2008). Three Dimensional Functional Motion Analysis of Silver Ring Splints in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Rheumatology: British Society of Rheumatology Annual Meeting. 47(Supp2), ii154-ii155.

Metcalf, C.D., Adams, J.A., Burridge, J.H., Yule, V.T. & Chappell, P.H. (2007). A Review of Clinical Upper Limb Assessments within the Framework of the WHO ICF. Musculoskeletal Care. 5(3), 160-173.

Murgia, A. (2005). A Gait Analysis Approach to the Study of Upper Limb Kinematics using Activities of Daily Living. PhD Thesis. University of Reading: UK.

Murgia, A., Kyberd, P.J., Chappell, P.H. & Light, C.M. (2004). Marker Placement to Describe the Wrist Movements During Activities of Daily Living in a Cyclical Task. Clinical Biomechanics. 19(3), 248-254.

Cary, I. & Adams, J. (2003). A comparison of dominant and non-dominant hand function in both right and left handed individuals using the Southampton Hand Assessment Procedure (SHAP). Brit. J. of Hand Therapy. 8(1), 4-10.

Light, C.M., Chappell, P.H. & Kyberd, P.J. (2002). Establishing a Standardized Clinical Assessment Tool of Pathologic and Prosthetic Hand Function: Normative Data, Reliability, and Validity. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 83, 776-783.

Light, C.M. (2000). An Intelligent Hand Prosthesis and Evaluation of Pathological and Prosthetic Hand Function. PhD Thesis. University of Southampton: UK.

* Translation provided by Kumiko Sasao (OTR, Assistant Professor, Saitama Prefectural University), Masaki Nakagawa (OTR, National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities), Dr Toshiyuki Ishioka (OTR, Saitama Prefectural University), Dr Toyohiro Hamaguchi (OTR, Saitama Prefectural University)
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