Title: Detecting differences in activities of daily living between children with and without mild disabilities
Authors : Gantschnig, Brigitte
Page, Julie
Nilsson, Ingeborg
Fisher, Anne G.
Published in : American Journal of Occupational Therapy
Volume(Issue) : 67
Pages : 319
Pages to: 327
Publisher / Ed. Institution : American Occupational Therapy Association
Issue Date: May-2013
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Assessment; Occupational therapy; Validity; Child
Subject (DDC) : 610: Medicine and health
615.8515: Occupational therapy
Abstract: Objective: We evaluated whether the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) measures are valid for detecting differences in activities of daily living (ADL) ability among children with and without mild disabilities. Method: Retrospective data from the AMPS database were analyzed using many-facet Rasch analyses and forced regression analyses to evaluate for significant group differences. Results: Regression analyses of data for 10,998 children ages 4–15 who met the inclusion criteria revealed significant Age × Group interaction effects (B ≥ 0.23, T ≥ 6.20, p ≤ .001). Post hoc t tests revealed significant group differences in ADL ability at all ages beyond age 4. ADL process ability effect sizes were moderate to large at all ages, and ADL motor ability was mostly moderate to large at ages 6 or older. Conclusion: These findings support the validity of the AMPS measures when used to identify ADL problems among children with mild disabilities.
Departement: Gesundheit
Organisational Unit: Institute of Occupational Therapy (IER)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.5014/ajot.2013.007013
ISSN: 0272-9490
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/4589
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