Date of Award
Physical Therapy (M.S.)
Our purpose in this research was to compare the reliability of the Gross Motor Function Measure in familiar and unfamiliar environments. Discrepancy between clinical assessment results and true motor functional ability may give false information leading to inefficient treatment sessions. Our research gives therapists information about optimal assessment site choice. Subjects included sixteen developmentally normal children between the ages of 17 and 37 months. Our study fit a repeated measure counterbalanced design, and ANOVA was used to analyze our data. We did not reject our null hypothesis that the child’s score on the GMFM in the familiar environment would equal that of the unfamiliar environment.
Blain, Tracey and Angel, Jean, "The Effect of Familiar and Novel Testing Environments on the Gross Motor Function Measure Scores of Developmentally Normal Children 17-37 Months Old" (1998). Masters Theses. 395.