9-Hole Peg Test
- The 9-HPT is a brief, standardized, quantitative test of upper extremity function.
- Both the dominant and non-dominant hands are tested twice consecutively.
- The patient is seated at a table with a small, shallow container holding nine pegs and a wood or plastic block containing nine empty holes.
- The stopwatch is started, when the patient picks up the first peg. The patient places nine pegs one at a time as quickly as possible, puts them in the nine holes, and, once they are in the holes, removes them again as quickly as possible one at a time.