Test–retest reproducibility of the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills for school-aged children with acquired brain injuries

Sakzewski, Leanne, Lewis, Melinda and Ziviani, Jenny (2016) Test–retest reproducibility of the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills for school-aged children with acquired brain injuries. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, . doi:10.3109/11038128.2016.1152296


Author Sakzewski, Leanne
Lewis, Melinda
Ziviani, Jenny
Title Test–retest reproducibility of the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills for school-aged children with acquired brain injuries
Journal name Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1103-8128
1651-2014
Publication date 2016
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/11038128.2016.1152296
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Total pages 6
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxfordshire United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Collection year 2017
Formatted abstract
Background Persistent impairments resulting from childhood acquired brain injury (ABI) can impact performance of activities of daily living (ADL). Objective and reliable measures of ADL skills are required for treatment planning and research. Aim To evaluate test–retest reproducibility of the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) for children with ABI. Methods Twenty-eight children with ABI (mean age 11 years 7 months, SD 2 years 4 months; males = 11) were recruited. Two AMPS tasks were performed over two consecutive days, as per standardized AMPS procedures. Intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC; 2,1), standard error of measurement (SEM), smallest detectable difference (SDD), and 95% limits of agreement (Bland–Altman) were calculated. Results Test–retest reliability was fair to good for AMPS ADL motor (ICC 0.55) and ADL process (ICC 0.58) measures. The SEM was 0.36 and 0.34 logits for AMPS ADL motor and ADL process measures respectively. The SDD was 1.0 (motor) and 0.93 logits (process) measures. A learning effect was evident. Conclusion Test–retest reproducibility of the AMPS was fair to good for children with ABI, which is poorer than previously published data. Administration of the AMPS in an unfamiliar environment, fatigue, and the small time interval between testing sessions may have contributed to poorer results. The AMPS remains a useful measure of ADL, contributing to our understanding of task execution processes.
Keyword Activities of daily living
Evaluation
Occupational therapy
Paediatric
Reliability
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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