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Title: Are the school version of the assessment of motor and process skills measures valid for German-speaking children?
Authors : Kaelin, Vera C.
van Hartingsveldt, Margo
Gantschnig, Brigitte E.
Fisher, Anne G.
Published in : Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Taylor & Francis
Issue Date: 2-Jan-2018
License (according to publishing contract) : CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Cross-cultural comparison; Child; Occupational therapy; School health service; Schoolwork performance
Subject (DDC) : 371: Schools and their activities
615.8515: Occupational therapy
618.92: Pediatrics
Abstract: Background: There are no validated assessment tools for evaluating quality of schoolwork task performance of children living in German-speaking Europe (GSE). Objective: To determine whether the international age-normative means of the School Version of the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (School AMPS) are valid for use in GSE. Methods: The participants were 159 typically-developing children, 3-12 years, from GSE. We examined the proportions of School AMPS measures falling within ±2 standard deviation (SD) of the international age-normative means, and evaluated for significant group differences (p < 0.05) in mean School AMPS measures between the GSE sample and the international age-normative sample using one-sample Z tests. When significant mean differences were found, we evaluated if the differences were clinically meaningful. Results: At least 95% of the GSE School AMPS measures fell within ±2 SD of the international age-normative means for the School AMPS. The only significant mean differences were for 6- (p < 0.01) and 8-year-olds (p = 0.02), and only the 6-year-old school process mean difference was clinically meaningful. Conclusions: Because the only identified clinically meaningful difference was associated with likely scoring error of one rater, the international age-normative means of the School AMPS appear to be valid for use with children in GSE.
Departement: Health Professions
Organisational Unit: Institute of Occupational Therapy (IER)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1080/11038128.2017.1397190
ISSN: 1103-8128
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