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ERIC Number: EJ952057
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0012-1622
Use of the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency for Identifying Children with Motor Impairment
Venetsanou, Fotini; Kambas, Antonis; Aggeloussis, Nickos; Serbezis, Vasilios; Taxildaris, Kyriakos
Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, v49 n11 p846-848 Nov 2007
This study compared the consistency of the Short Form (SF) and the Long Form (LF) of the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOTMP) in identifying preschool children with motor impairment (MI). One hundred and forty-four Greek preschool children participated (74 males, 70 females; mean age 5y 2mo [SD 5mo], range 4y 6mo-5y 6mo). Although total SF and LF scores were highly correlated (r = 0.85), paired t-tests indicated significant differences (t = -27.466, p = 0.001). SF total scores (mean 58.72 [SD 7.28]) were higher than LF total scores (mean 47.38 [SD 9.43]). SF had low sensitivity (13.6%) and negative predictive value (72.5%) for identifying MI. The BOTMP-SF does not appear to be a valid test for the identification of MI in 5-year-old children. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Bruininks Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency