Author: Lin, Sik Ying Lenzs
Title: Validation study of the perceived efficacy and goal setting system (PEGS) for the children with developmental coordination disorder in Hong Kong
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 2010
Subject: Apraxia -- China -- Hong Kong.
Learning disabled children -- China -- Hong Kong.
Occupational therapy for children.
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Pages: viii, 134 leaves : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
Language: English
Abstract: With the increasing trend in client-centred practice and the use of cognitive approach to improve functional skills of children with developmental coordination disorder, young children's own perception of competency in performing daily activities and their goals for intervention were getting more important in formulating realistic goals for rehabilitation. The purpose of this study was to examme the validity and reliability of the Perceived Efficacy and Goal Setting System ( PEGS ) for the children of 6-9 years old with developmental coordination disorder ( DCD ) in Hong Kong. The procedures included the translation of the original version of the PEGS into Chinese, examination of the Chinese PEGS's linguistic and content validity by an expert panel, study of its reliability and discriminating ability for the DCD and normal children in Hong Kong. Results showed that the Chinese PEGS had high levels of content validity, internal consistency and test re-test reliability. It also demonstrated high discriminating ability between the DCD and the normal children from the perspectives of both children and caregrvers. Thus, its clinical use by the local therapists was recommended. The validated Chinese PEGS would provide occupational therapists an useful tool in accurately assessing the perception of young DCD children's own competency in performing daily activities and assisted therapists in identification of children's training needs. Moreover, the total PEGS scores could be used as an outcome measure for intervention or training programme, and a research tool for future related studies.
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