Date Approved


Graduate Degree Type


Degree Name

Physical Therapy (M.S.)

Degree Program

Physical Therapy

First Advisor

Barbara Baker

Second Advisor

J. Toot

Third Advisor

H. Chen


The purpose of this study was to determine the need for normative data for adults on the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOTMP). This was determined by finding differences in performance between the 18 to 24-year-old adults from this study and the 14-year-olds from the original study.; A sample of 33 females and 30 males were administered the Short Form (SF) of the BOTMP. Mean scores and standard deviations were computed from the raw scores of the subjects. These values were compared by t-test among the subjects of this study, and to the original sample of 14-year old children. The adults performed significantly better than the children in 9 of 13 items (p {dollar}<{dollar}.02). The adult males performed significantly better than the adult females in 6 of 13 items p {dollar}<{dollar}.02). This indicates the need for normative data if the BOTMP is to be utilized clinically with adults.


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