Title

Numerous Test Items in the Complete and Short Forms of the BOT-2 Do Not Contribute Substantially to Motor Performance Assessments in Typically Developing Children Six to Ten Years Old

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Publication Source

Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention

Abstract

The purposes of the current study were (1) to determine the magnitude of association between individual subtest items and the respective total subtest scores on the four subtests in the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency, second edition (BOT-2) and (2) to review items on the BOT-2 Short Form. The correlation coefficients (r) between ranged from .865 to .071. Several items suffered from a ceiling effect, and four of the eight items on the Short Form for these four subtests had very low associations with their subtest total score. These results raise several issues with the BOT-2 that warrant further investigation.

Inclusive pages

73-84

ISBN/ISSN

1941-1243

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Volume

5

Issue

1

Peer Reviewed

yes