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Evaluating construct validity of the Slosson Visual-Motor Performance Test using the Rasch Measurement Model

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posted on 29.03.2019, 00:00 by T Brown, Carolyn UnsworthCarolyn Unsworth
The aim of this study was to evaluate the construct validity of the Slosson Visual-Motor Performance Test by applying the Rasch Measuretnent Model to evaluate the test's scalability, dimensionality, differential item functioning based on sex, and hierarchical ordering. Participants were 400 children ages 5 to 12 years, recruited from six schools in ?vlelbourne. Victoria. Australia. The Slosson Visual-Motor Performance Test requires a child to copy 14 different geometric designs three times each for a total 42 scale items. Children completed the test under the supervision of an occupational therapist. Overall, 13 of 42 of the test items exhibited poor rneasurement properties. As nearly one-third of the scale items were problematic, the Slosson Visual-Motor Performance Test in its current form is not recommetlded for clinical use.

History

Volume

108

Issue

2

Start Page

367

End Page

382

Number of Pages

16

eISSN

1558-688X

ISSN

0031-5125

Publisher

Sage Publications, Inc.

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Monash University; la Trobe University

Era Eligible

No

Journal

Perceptual and Motor Skills