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Am J Occup Ther. 2012 Nov-Dec;66(6):691-8. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2012.003608.

Development of the comprehensive observations of proprioception (COP): validity, reliability, and factor analysis.

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Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California, 1540 Alcazar, CHP-133, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA. blanche@usc.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

We developed an observational tool, the Comprehensive Observations of Proprioception (COP), for identifying proprioceptive processing issues in children with developmental disabilities.

METHOD:

Development of the COP underwent three phases. First, we developed items representing proprioceptive functions on the basis of an extensive literature review and consultation with occupational therapists. We then established interrater reliability and content, construct, and criterion validity. Finally, we completed a factor analysis of COP ratings of 130 children with known developmental disabilities.

RESULTS:

Adequate validity and reliability were established. Factor analysis revealed a four-factor model that explained the underlying structure of the measure as it was hypothesized.

CONCLUSION:

The COP is a valid criterion-referenced short observational tool that structures the clinician's observations by linking a child's behaviors to areas identified in the literature as relevant to proprioceptive processing. It takes 15 min to administer and can be used in a variety of contexts, such as the home, clinic, and school.

PMID:
23106989
PMCID:
PMC3756186
DOI:
10.5014/ajot.2012.003608
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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