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Motor performance checklist for 5-year-olds: a tool for identifying children at risk of developmental co-ordination disorder.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15228565     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to further evaluate the 'Motor Performance Checklist for 5-year-olds', an instrument which had been piloted with some success and reported via this journal in 1996. METHOD: Both validity and reliability in identifying children in most need of paediatric occupational therapy services was assessed. The Motor Performance Checklist was compared against a chosen 'gold standard' test, The Bruininks-Oseretsky test of Motor Proficiency, in a group of 141 5-year-old children. RESULTS: Correlations of 0.72 and 0.85 were found between the tests. The checklist was found to have a sensitivity of 83% and a specificity of 98%. Positive predictive validity was found to be 72% and negative predictive validity 99%. Interrater reliability ranged between 0.79 and 0.99 and intrarater reliability was 0.77. CONCLUSIONS: These results indicate that the Motor Performance Checklist has the potential to assist in identifying children in most need of referral to community occupational therapy services.
K Gwynne; B Blick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of paediatrics and child health     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1034-4810     ISO Abbreviation:  J Paediatr Child Health     Publication Date:  2004 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-01     Completed Date:  2004-09-24     Revised Date:  2007-09-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9005421     Medline TA:  J Paediatr Child Health     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  369-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
Northern Beaches Child and Family Health Service, Manly and Mona Vale Hospital and Community Health Services, New South Wales, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Motor Skills Disorders / diagnosis*,  therapy
Occupational Therapy
Reproducibility of Results

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