To examine the reliability of the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency-Long Form (BOTMP-LF), approximately 40 therapists completed a questionnaire on the administration and scoring of this test (72% response rate). A large degree of inconsistency between therapists was found. This prompted a study of interrater reliability of six therapists who received rigorous training on the BOTMP-LF. Results indicated that consistency of scoring between testers was statistically high for the battery, composite, and subtest scores. However, item-by-item agreement was low for many items, and agreement between raters on their diagnosis of the children as having motor problems was only fair to good. There was no difference in interrater reliability of the test for children with and without learning, attentional, or motor coordination problems. Some limitations of the BOTMP-LF are apparent from these studies.
Brenda N. Wilson, Bonnie J. Kaplan, Susan G. Crawford, and Deborah Dewey
Joan M.S. Verderber and V. Gregory Payne
The relationship between the long and short forms of the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency was investigated. Forty-eight regular education students, who had been referred to adapted physical education, were administered the long form of this test. Short form scores were subsequently derived from the long form items. Pearson product-moment r values generally indicated strong relationships between long and short form scores when the data were converted to standard and percentile scores. T-test analyses, however, indicated that long and short form standard score mean differences were significant at the .01 level (conventional .05 alpha level was reduced to .01 by the Dunn Test) for the two younger age groups and the all-subjects group. These results indicate that placement decisions in adapted physical education may vary depending upon which form of the test is used.
Fabio Bertapelli, Ken Pitetti, Ruth A. Miller, Adam Jaeger, Michael Loovis, Wilson D. do Amaral-Junior, Marcos M. de Barros-Filho, and Gil Guerra-Junior
the Bruininks–Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOT-2, for ages 4–21 years; Bruininks & Bruininks, 2005 ). Studies that used the TGMD-2 included youth with ID from Belgium, Finland, Hong Kong, The Netherlands, Philippines, and South Korea ( Capio et al., 2016 ; Eguia et al., 2015 ; Foley et
Ken Pitetti, Ruth Ann Miller, and E. Michael Loovis
; and d. The participant performed the movement twice without prompting with the best score used for data analysis. Table 2 Items for Subtests of the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency Subtest Item Title Units Range of Score Test Score Ceiling ULC 1 Dropping and catching ball—both hands
Eva D’Hondt, Fotini Venetsanou, Antonis Kambas, and Matthieu Lenoir
KörperKoordinations Test für Kinder (KTK; Kiphard & Schilling, 1974 , 2007 ), focusing on gross motor coordination but not evaluating any object control or fine motor skills. Accordingly, the Short Form of the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency, Second Edition (BOT-2 SF; Bruininks & Bruininks, 2005
Zeinab Khodaverdi, Abbas Bahram, Hassan Khalaji, Anoshirvan Kazemnejad, Farhad Ghadiri, and Wesley O’Brien
, 2016 ); Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency, second edition (BOT-2 Short Form [SF]; Bruininks & Bruininks, 2005 ); Körperkoordinationtest Für Kinder (KTK; Kiphard & Schilling, 1974 , 2007b ); and Movement Assessment Battery for Children-2 (MABC-2). Although these tools are used for
Katherine J. Riggen, Dale A. Ulrich, and John C. Ozmun
The reliability and concurrent validity of the Test of Motor Impairment-Henderson Revision was evaluated employing a sample of preschoolers. Absolute reliability of the final test score was established by calculating the standard error of measurement (SEM). An SEM of .86 was obtained. The consistency of decisions related to motor impairment or nonimpairment was estimated by calculating the proportion of agreement index across two testing occasions and Kappa. A 90% agreement was obtained with Kappa equal to .71. Concurrent validity using the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency-Short Form as the criterion resulted in an 88% agreement between the two tests.
Geoffrey D. Broadhead and Gable E. Church
Intact classes of mentally retarded and nonhandicapped children were administered the Physical Dexterity scales of the System of Multicultural Pluralistic Assessment and the short form of the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency. Separate discriminant analyses of each data set revealed that the subjects comprised four distinct levels of motor performance. Although overall predicted correct classification was above 65%, misclassifications occurred in each class. Differences resulting from the separate analyses suggest differential program placement for physical education. There is a tendency for the Physical Dexterity data to predict higher levels of motor functioning than the Motor Proficiency data for half of the mentally retarded children.
John Cairney, John Hay, Brent Faught, James Mandigo, and Andreas Flouris
This study investigated the effect of gender on the relationship between Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) and self-reported participation in organized and recreational free-play activities. A participation-activity questionnaire and the short form Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency was administered to a large sample of children ages 9 to 14 (N = 590). A total of 44 children (19 boys, 25 girls) were identified as having probable DCD. Regardless of gender, children with DCD had lower self-efficacy toward physical activity and participated in fewer organized and recreational play activities than did children without the disorder. While there were no gender by DCD interactions with self-efficacy and play, girls with DCD had the lowest mean scores of all children. These findings are discussed in terms of the social norms that influence boys and girls’ participation in physical activity.
Robert Kertzer, Ron Croce, Richard Hinkle, and Collette Janson-Sand
Few studies have investigated the fitness levels of children and adolescents with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), with no data presently available on such children’s level of motor proficiency. The present investigation was prompted by this lack of information. Twenty-one girls (mean age = 11.0 years, range = 7-14) and 23 boys (mean age =11.5 years, range = 8-15) with IDDM were tested on selected fitness and motor behavior parameters. Results indicated that children and adolescents with IDDM follow similar fitness and motor behavior profiles of their nondiabetic peers: Boys tended to be in better physical condition than girls of similar ages, particularly in the 12-15 year range. In the areas of body composition and abdominal strength/endurance, subjects displayed values below those obtained in studies of nondiabetic subjects. Subjects’ scores on the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency for each age grouping were relatively high, indicating that children and adolescents with IDDM need not have diminished psychomotor skills.