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Critical Reviews™ in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

ISSN Print: 0896-2960
ISSN Online: 2162-6553

Critical Reviews™ in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

DOI: 10.1615/CritRevPhysRehabilMed.2013006945
pages 125-136

Normative Data for the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency in Indian Children 6½ to 9½ Years Old: A Cross-Sectional Study

Jaya Shanker Tedla
Program of Physical Therapy, Department of Medical Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Khalid University, Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Sourov Saha
Department of Physiotherapy, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Mangalore, India
Sailakshmi Ganesan
Department of Physiotherapy, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Mangalore, India

ABSTRACT

The objective of this cross-sectional study was to establish normative data of the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOTMP) for Indian children ages 6½ to 9½ years. A total of 164 normal children of both sexes were tested. Descriptive statistics were used to obtain the means and standard deviations of BOTMP subtest point scores in each age group. Age had a highly significant influence on each BOTMP subtest point score except for the response speed subtest. No significant differences were found between sexes in most of the subtests except running speed and agility, balance, and upper-limb coordination. The normative data of BOTMP for children aged 6½ to 9½ years was established. Age strongly influences the motor proficiency, whereas only a few components of motor skills are affected by sex.