The Movement ABC-2 Test in China: comparison with UK norms for 3-10 year olds

Ke, L., Du, W. ORCID: 0000-0002-5115-7214, Wang, Y., Duan, W., Hua, J. and Barnett, A.L., 2020. The Movement ABC-2 Test in China: comparison with UK norms for 3-10 year olds. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 105: 103742. ISSN 0891-4222

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Abstract

The Test component of the Movement Assessment Battery for Children 2nd Edition (Movement ABC-2) is used worldwide to identify children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). In China, practitioners have been using this test with the assumption that the published UK norms are valid for Chinese children. However no systematic investigation has previously been undertaken to check this assumption. 2185 children aged 3–10 years old from a national representative sample in China were therefore recruited to the current study. Performance on the Movement ABC-2 was assessed and compared with the UK standardization norms. Gender differences were also examined. The comparisons revealed that Chinese children were generally better in Manual Dexterity and Balance tasks compared to their UK peers; while UK children were better in Aiming and Catching tasks. Further analysis showed an interaction of country and age with mixed results. For both countries, girls were generally better in Manual Dexterity and Balance tasks, and boys were generally better in Aiming and Catching. Possible explanations for the country differences are discussed. The results suggest that local norms for the Movement ABC-2 Test are needed in China.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Research in Developmental Disabilities
Creators: Ke, L., Du, W., Wang, Y., Duan, W., Hua, J. and Barnett, A.L.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: October 2020
Volume: 105
ISSN: 0891-4222
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1016/j.ridd.2020.103742DOI
S0891422220301724Publisher Item Identifier
1344482Other
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 27 Jul 2020 10:31
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2020 10:31
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/40274

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