Predictive Validity of the Test of Infant Motor Performance as Measured by the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency at School AgeBy Flegel, Judy; Kolobe, Thubi H.A.; Physical Therapy (PTJ) , Vol. 82, No. 8, pp. 762-771
Publication Date: August 2002
Study conducted to evaluate the predictive validity of the Test of Infant Motor Performance (TIMP) and the relationship between perinatal risk and motor performance in school-age children. The TIMP is a comprehensive motor test created to assess the functional motor performance of infants between 32 weeks and 16 weeks of age. Initial reports suggest that the device yields reliable measurements of optimal motor performance from poor motor performance in infants. Test of Infant Motor Performance scores have been reported to be sensitive to changes in infants' motor performance due to maturation and medical complications. Infants with greater numbers of medical complications have had lower TIMP scores than infants of the same age with fewer medical complications. A total of 35 children participated in the study. The participants had been administered the TIMP at a mean age of 10 days, while the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOTMP) was administered to the children when they were at a mean age of 5.75 years. This test is used to assess the motor functioning of children from 4.5 to 14.5 years of age. The BOTMP consists of 8 subtests: (1) running speed and agility, (2) balance, (3) bilateral coordination, (4) strength, (5) upper-limb coordination, (6) response speed, (7) visual-motor control, and (8) upper-limb speed and dexterity. The assessment also includes a total of 46 separate items that provide an index of motor proficiency, as well as separate measures of both gross and fine motor skills. Statistical analyses indicated that the TIMP and POPRAS could be viable instruments in identifying infants who are at risk for poor long-term motor performance.
Assistive Products Discussed: BRUININKS-OSERETSKY TEST OF MOTOR PROFICIENCY
Published by: American Physical Therapy Association (Website:http://www.apta.org)