Volume 13, Number 3 (September 2015)                   IRJ 2015, 13(3): 94-102 | Back to browse issues page

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Mirzakhani N, Miri-Lavasani N, Javantash A, Yasaei R, Pashazadeh Z. Inter-Intra Rater Reliability, Construct and Discriminative Validity of Iranian Typically Developing Children Handwriting Speed Test (I-CHST). IRJ. 2015; 13 (3) :94-102
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1- Department Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Science, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Health and Social Development, Faculty of Health, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia.
3- American University of Antigua Medical School, San Francisco, USA.
Abstract:   (783 Views)

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to develop an Iranian Hand writing Speed Test (I-CHST) for testing of Iranian students aged 8-12. To date, no  norms of handwriting speed have been published for hand-writing speed of the Iranian students.

Methods: A sample of 400 typically developing Iranian students across four age cohorts was recruited. Among those 400 students 50% were girls and 50%  were boys. 73% were studding at government schools and 27% were from the private schools. 79% were right handed and 11% were left handed. The results showed that the handwriting speed assessment test has excellent inter-rater reliability (r=1, P=0.000) and construct validity (r=0.798, P=0.000).

Results: The findings showed that handwriting speed increases with age and the rate of increase was found to be greatest among Iranian children aged 8-12. It is also found that the girls aged 11-12 wrote faster than boys of the same age.

Discussion: Based on this research, I-CHST was a valid and reliable test for testing the hand writing speed in Iranian children and it could be used for testing or intervention purposes by the therapists at clinics.

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Type of Study: Original Research Articles |
Received: 2015/08/1 | Accepted: 2015/08/25 | Published: 2015/09/1

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