Evaluating coordination and balance capacities of youth with intellectual disabilities
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Clark, M., Copeland, K., Rieck, A., Rundell, T. & Weide, M. 2014. Evaluating Coordination and Balance Capacities of Youth With Intellectual Disabilities. -- In Proceedings: 10th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, Ks: Wichita State University, p. 68
The Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOT-2) was established as a reliable test in evaluating balance and coordination in children without disabilities but has demonstrated poor to moderate reliability in children with intellectual disabilities (ID). Recently a manual has been developed for the BOT-2 specifically for children with ID (revBOT-2). The purpose of this study was to compare reliability and concordance scores of BOT-2 to rev-BOT-2. Forty-eight youths (age = 13.6 + 3.6; 31 males, 17 females) with ID performed eight evaluations on two different days with 3-4 weeks between evaluations. Significant (p<0.05) Intraclass Correlation Coefficients (ICC) were seen for 7 of the 8 tests and Cronbach's Alpha indicated 5 tests to be acceptable to excellent (>0.6), 1 test poor (0.51), and 2 tests unacceptable (<0.5) for reliability of test scores. The rev-BOT-2 improved reproducibility and reliability in evaluating these outcome measures for children with ID.
Presented to the 10th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Heskett Center, Wichita State University, April 25, 2014.
Research completed at Department of Physical Therapy, College of Heatth Professions