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Table 1 Primary Functions of Assessments

From: Functional assessments in the rodent stroke model

Behavioral Test Function
Composite Scores Assesses a variety of motor, sensory, reflex and balance responses
Cylinder Test Assesses spontaneous forelimb use
Grid Walking Assesses sensorimotor function, motor coordination and placing deficits during locomotion
Ledged Tapered Beam Assesses hindlimb functioning
Reaching Chamber/Pellet Retrieval Assesses skilled forepaw use and motor functioning
Staircase Test Assesses forelimb extension, grasping skills, side bias and independent use of forelimbs
Pasta Test Assesses manual dexterity and fine motor skills
Ladder Rung Walking test Assesses fore- and hindlimb stepping, Placing and coordination
Forelimb Flexion Assesses forelimb function
Forelimb Placing Assesses forelimb function and placing deficits
Corner Test Assesses sensorimotor and postural asymmetries
Accelerated Rotarod Assesses motor coordination and balance
Adhesive Removal Assesses tactile responses and asymmetries
Morris Water Maze Assesses spatial learning and memory
Radial Arm Maze Assesses spatial learning and memory