Normative data for the Bruininks-Oseretsky test of motor proficiency in Indian children 61/2 to 91/2 years old: A cross-sectional study

Jaya Shanker Tedla, Sourov Saha, Sailakshmi Ganesan

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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 61/2 to 91/2 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 61/2 to 91/2 years was established. Age strongly influences the motor proficiency, whereas only a few components of motor skills are affected by sex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-136
Number of pages12
JournalCritical Reviews in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2012
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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