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Validity and reliability of the movement assessment battery second edition test in children with and without motor impairment: A prospective cohort study

Ghayour Najafabadi, Mahboubeh; Saghaei, Behnaz; Shariat, Ardalan; Ingle, Lee; Babazadeh-Zavieh, Seyedeh Saeideh; Shojaei, Masoumeh; Daneshfar, Afkham

Authors

Mahboubeh Ghayour Najafabadi

Behnaz Saghaei

Ardalan Shariat

Seyedeh Saeideh Babazadeh-Zavieh

Masoumeh Shojaei

Afkham Daneshfar



Abstract

Background: Examining the reliability and validity of the second edition movement assessment battery test (MABC-2) in children with and without motor impairment. Materials and methods: In this prospective cohort study, the MABC-2 test and developmental coordination disorder questionnaire 2007 (DCDQ′07) were completed by children and their parents. By using 95% confidence intervals, minimal detectable change (MDC95) was calculated, and concurrent validity was investigated. By applying the MABC-2 test as a reference standard (cut-off fifth centile), sensitivity and specificity were examined. Results: 273 children (mean age: 6.3 ± 2.3 years; 70% male) with and without motor impairment completed the investigation. For test-retest reliability, intra-class correlation coefficients (ICCs) was >0.89 for the MABC-2 test. The MDC95 value for the motor skill test was 5.76. There was a significant correlation between the MABC-2 test and DCDQ′07 (r = 0.60, P < 0.001) and the Go/No-Go test (r = 0.50, P < 0.001). Overall, the sensitivity was very high (90%), the specificity was low (46%), and positive and negative predictive values were high (69% and 81%, respectively). Conclusion: The MABC-2 test can be considered a valid and reliable motor skill assessment tool for children with and without motor impairment.

Citation

Ghayour Najafabadi, M., Saghaei, B., Shariat, A., Ingle, L., Babazadeh-Zavieh, S. S., Shojaei, M., & Daneshfar, A. (2022). Validity and reliability of the movement assessment battery second edition test in children with and without motor impairment: A prospective cohort study. Annals of Medicine and Surgery, 77, Article 103672. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amsu.2022.103672

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 25, 2022
Online Publication Date May 28, 2022
Publication Date 2022-05
Deposit Date May 3, 2022
Publicly Available Date May 3, 2022
Journal Annals of Medicine and Surgery
Print ISSN 2049-0801
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 77
Article Number 103672
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amsu.2022.103672
Keywords Cognition disorders; Concurrent validity; Reliability; Sensitivity; Specificity
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/3986814

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