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ERIC Number: EJ800110
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0736-5829
Convergent Validity between Two Motor Tests: Movement-ABC and PDMS-2
Van Waelvelde, Hilde; Peersman, Wim; Lenoir, Matthieu; Smits-Engelsman, Bouwien C. M.
Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, v24 n1 p59-69 Jan 2007
The aim of this study was to investigate the convergent validity of the Movement Assessment Battery for Children (M-ABC) and the Peabody Developmental Motor Scales-2 (PDMS-2). Thirty-one 4- and 5-year-old children (mean age 4 years 11 months, SD 6 months), all recruited from a clinical setting, took part in the study. Children were tested on the M-ABC and the PDMS-2 in a counterbalanced order on the same occasion. The results showed that the total scores on the two tests correlated well (r[subscript s] = 0.76). However, when the ability of the two tests to identify children with difficulties was examined, agreement between them was low (K = 0.29), with the PDMS-2 being less sensitive to mild motor impairment in this population. Taken together, these findings suggest that clinicians need to be aware that, although measuring a similar construct, these tests are not interchangeable. (Contains 1 figure and 2 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 - Location: Belgium
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Developmental Motor Scales