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Monitoring psychomotor development in a resource-limited setting:an evaluation of the Kilifi Developmental Inventory

Abubakar, Amina and Holding, P. and van Baar, A and Newton, C. R. J. C. and van de Vijver, Fons J. R. (2008) Monitoring psychomotor development in a resource-limited setting:an evaluation of the Kilifi Developmental Inventory. Annals of Tropical Paediatrics: International Child Health, 28 (3). pp. 217-226. ISSN 0272-4936

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Modifications made to the Kilifi Developmental Checklist and the psychometric characteristics of the new measure (The Kilifi Developmental Inventory) which assess the psychomotor functioning of children aged 6-35 months are described. METHODS: Two groups of community children (319 rural and 104 urban dwellers) and nine children with neurodevelopmental disorders were recruited for a cross-sectional study. RESULTS: In both a rural and urban reference population, the inventory showed excellent internal consistency, interobserver agreement, test-retest reliability and sensitivity to maturational changes. Children with neurodevelopmental impairment and those who were underweight had significantly lower scores than the community sample, attesting to the sensitivity of the measure. Mothers found the assessment procedures acceptable and informative. CONCLUSIONS: The Kilifi Developmental Inventory is a culturally appropriate measure that can be used to monitor and describe the development of at-risk children in resource-limited settings in Kenya.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Annals of Tropical Paediatrics: International Child Health
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aging ; Child Development ; Child, Preschool ; Developmental Disabilities ; Disability Evaluation ; Female ; Humans ; Infant ; Kenya ; Male ; Medically Underserved Area ; Observer Variation ; Psychometrics ; Psychomotor Performance ; Reproducibility of Results ; Rural Health ; Urban Health
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 71917
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 28 Nov 2014 11:00
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2017 11:50
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/71917

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