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J Hand Ther. 2005 Jul-Sep;18(3):348-51.

Measuring dexterity in children using the Nine-hole Peg Test.

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Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001, USA. jpoole@salud.unm.edu

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to measure dexterity in children aged 4-19 years using the Nine-hole Peg Test. Four hundred and six children were tested with their dominant hand and then their nondominant hand. A commercial version of the Nine-hole Peg Test was used. An analysis of variance showed a main effect for age, gender, and hand dominance. Speed of dexterity improved with age. In all age groups, females performed faster than males. Participants performed faster with the dominant hand than the nondominant hand. The normative data collected provide information for comparing scores to children with different diagnostic categories to screen for fine motor difficulties.

PMID:
16059856
DOI:
10.1197/j.jht.2005.04.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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