The reliability of two visual motor integration tests used with health adults

Brown, Ted, Chinner, Alexandra and Stagnitti, Karen 2010, The reliability of two visual motor integration tests used with health adults, Occupational therapy in health care, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 308-319.

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Title The reliability of two visual motor integration tests used with health adults
Author(s) Brown, Ted
Chinner, Alexandra
Stagnitti, Karen
Journal name Occupational therapy in health care
Volume number 24
Issue number 4
Start page 308
End page 319
Total pages 12
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2010-10
ISSN 0738-0577
1541-3098
Keyword(s) Adults
Assessment
Reliability
Visual motor integration
Summary Occupational therapists often assess the visual motor integration (VMI) skills of children, adults, and the elderly, which are parts of the Body Functions and Structures of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. Objective. As it is imperative that therapists use tests and measures with strong psychometric properties, this study aims to examine the reliability of two VMI tests used with adults. Method. Sixty-one healthy adults, 18 males and 43 females, with an average age of 31.82 years, completed the Developmental Test of Visual Motor Integration (DTVMI) and the Full Range Test of Visual Motor Integration (FRTVMI). The Cronbach's alpha coefficient was used to examine the tests’ internal consistency, while the Spearman's rho correlation was used to evaluate the test–retest reliability, intrarater reliability, and interrater reliability of the two VMI tests. Results. The Cronbach's alpha coefficient for the DTVMI and FRTVMI was 0.66 and 0.80, respectively. The test–retest reliability coefficient was 0.77 (p < .001) for the DTVMI and 0.61 (p < .001) for the FRTVMI. The interrater reliability correlation was significant for both DTVMI at 0.79 (p < .001) and FRTVMI at 0.80 (p < .001). The DTVMI intrarater reliability correlation result was 0.95 (p < .001) and the FRTVMI at 0.87 (p < .001). Conclusion. Overall, the DTVMI and the FRTVMI exhibited moderate to high levels of reliability when used with a sample of healthy adults. Both VMI tests appear to exhibit reasonable levels of reliability and are recommended for use with adults and the elderly.
Language eng
Field of Research 111708 Health and Community Services
Socio Economic Objective 920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2010, Informa Healthcare USA, Inc
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30032052

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: School of Health and Social Development
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