Use of the Bruininks–Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency for identifying children with motor impairment

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* Correspondence to first author at Martinias 7, Nafplio 21100, Greece. E-mail: venetsan@cs-net.gr

Abstract

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.

List of abbreviations
BOTMP

Bruininks–Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency

LF

Long Form of the BOTMP

MI

Motor impairment

SF

Short Form of the BOTMP

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