Event Title

Normative Scores and Comparison of the Complete Minnesota Dexterity Test for Adults 18-25 Years

Location

Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall

Start Date

19-4-2016 3:30 PM

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Purpose: The aim of this study was to update the normative values for the Complete Minnesota Dexterity Test (CMDT). Subjects: A self-selected convenience sample of 147 individuals without reported hand conditions. Methods: A normative research design was used to compile and average the completion times on two subtests of the CMDT. Analyses: A paired sample T-test was used to compare the average completion times of the current study with those in the 1957 normative study for both the placing and turning subtest. Results: The study’s participants completed the placing subtest significantly faster (t=-7.534; p<.001) compared to the 1957 normative data. However, the turning subtest was not found to be significantly different between the current study and the previous normative data (t=1.552; p=.136). Conclusions: This study presented new normative data for the placing and turning subtests of the CMDTfor those 18-25 years of age. In addition, the new data, acquired in this study, was compared to the norms established by the Lafayette Instrument Company in 1957 to determine appropriate use of 1957 norms and areas needed for continued research. Based on the findings of this study, the 1957 norms can still be used for young adults for the turning subtest, but the subjects in this study were faster on average than the 1957 norms for the placing subtest.

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Apr 19th, 3:30 PM

Normative Scores and Comparison of the Complete Minnesota Dexterity Test for Adults 18-25 Years

Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall

Purpose: The aim of this study was to update the normative values for the Complete Minnesota Dexterity Test (CMDT). Subjects: A self-selected convenience sample of 147 individuals without reported hand conditions. Methods: A normative research design was used to compile and average the completion times on two subtests of the CMDT. Analyses: A paired sample T-test was used to compare the average completion times of the current study with those in the 1957 normative study for both the placing and turning subtest. Results: The study’s participants completed the placing subtest significantly faster (t=-7.534; p<.001) compared to the 1957 normative data. However, the turning subtest was not found to be significantly different between the current study and the previous normative data (t=1.552; p=.136). Conclusions: This study presented new normative data for the placing and turning subtests of the CMDTfor those 18-25 years of age. In addition, the new data, acquired in this study, was compared to the norms established by the Lafayette Instrument Company in 1957 to determine appropriate use of 1957 norms and areas needed for continued research. Based on the findings of this study, the 1957 norms can still be used for young adults for the turning subtest, but the subjects in this study were faster on average than the 1957 norms for the placing subtest.