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ERIC Number: EJ1003929
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0194-2638
Assessments Used to Diagnose Developmental Coordination Disorder: Do Their Underlying Constructs Match the Diagnostic Criteria?
Darsaklis, Vasiliki; Snider, Laurie M.; Majnemer, Annette; Mazer, Barbara
Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, v33 n2 p186-198 May 2013
This study examined the constructs underlying the Movement Assessment Battery for Children-2 (M-ABC-2), Bruninks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOTMP) and Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale-2 (VABS-2) using the framework of the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health--Child Youth version (ICF-CY) and the diagnostic criteria of developmental coordination disorder (DCD). Two independent raters coded and matched items to ICF-CY codes as per the eight ICF linking rules developed by Cierza and colleagues. Content density and inter-rater reliability were also calculated. The majority of codes assigned to the M-ABC-2 and BOTMP related to body functions (54% and 64% respectively). For the VABS-2, 91% of codes pertained to activities and participation. The M-ABC-2, BOTMP, and the VABS-2 emphasize the ICF-CY constructs differently. The VABS-2 may be useful in the evaluation of performance of daily life activities and participation in children with DCD. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales