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The inter and intra-rater reliability of age band 2 of the Movement Assessment Battery for children - second edition (MABC2)

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dc.contributor.advisor Connell, Amanda Martin, Conor 2011-10-21T11:47:52Z 2011-10-21T11:47:52Z 2011
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: The MABC-2 is one of the most widely used outcome measures as means of measuring developmental delay. (Van Waelvelde et al 2006). Despite this, there is little literature surrounding the reliability of the outcome measure. Objectives: To determine the inter-rater and intra-rater reliability of the second age band of the MABC-2 Methods: 11 children (mean age 7.55 years) enrolled in second class of primary education completed the Movement Assessment Battery for Children 2 on two separate occasions. The results of these two testing sessions were used to calculate inter and intra-rater reliability. Results: Inter-rater reliability The ICC values for the inter-rater reliability were very good with only one task falling below 0.9. One task received an ICC .892, which is still considered excellent reliability. (Portney & Watkins 1993). Intra-rater reliability The ICC values for the intra-rater reliability do not appear as strong as the results for inter-rater reliability. Only two tasks had a reliability that can be considered excellent (>0.9). Three other tasks appear to have moderate intra-rater reliability(.5-.75). All other tasks fell below and ICC of 0.5 indicating poor intra-rater reliability reliability. Conclusions: The MABC-2 appears to have good inter-rater reliability but much poorer intra-rater reliability. Although there were some limitations to the methodology, questions must arise to the quality of an outcome measure if the intra-rater reliability is not seen to be of a high quality. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Department of Physiotherapy, University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject physiotherapy en_US
dc.subject reliability en_US
dc.subject MABC-2 en_US
dc.subject developmental co-ordination delay (DCD) en_US
dc.title The inter and intra-rater reliability of age band 2 of the Movement Assessment Battery for children - second edition (MABC2) en_US
dc.type Bachelor thesis en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.type.restriction none

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