Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 3 (May 2017)

Page No.: 2026-2030

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2017.129


Prajakta Karambe *1, Sanjivani N. Dhote 2, Tushar J. Palekar 3.

*1,3 Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

2 Department of Neuro Physiotherapy, MAEER’S College Of Physiotherapy, Talegaon, Dabhade, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Corresponding Author Address: Prajakta Karambe, 1/21 Manda House, Maruti Mandir Marg, Girgaum, Mumbai-400004, Maharashtra, India. Phone number: 7083889341 E-Mail: prajaktakarambe.1010@gmail.com


Background: Bilateral coordination refers to the ability to coordinate both sides of the body at the same time in a controlled and organized manner. The development of bilateral coordination begins early in the life and is the basis for further motor development. Inadequate bilateral coordination can adversely affect overall motor coordination as well as cognitive development, thus negatively affecting academic performance. Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency is a standardized assessment tool to assess children’s motor proficiency, bilateral coordination being the 4th subtest.

Materials and Methods: The materials used were Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency, 2nd edition kit, table and a chair. The study was a cross sectional analytical study carried out in Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation schools. The subjects were selected by multistage sampling method and were asked to perform 7 tasks to assess bilateral coordination.

Discussion: The present study stated that, mean of bilateral coordination point score was more in males than females. The study also showed that, as a age increased, the mean of bilateral coordination point score increased both in male and female children.

Conclusion: Male children showed better performance than female and as the age increased, the performance got better.

Key words: Bilateral coordination, Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency, normal children.


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Cite this article: Prajakta Karambe, Sanjivani N. Dhote, Tushar J. Palekar. ASSESSMENT OF BILATERAL COORDINATION USING BRUININKS: OSERETSKY TEST OF MOTOR PROFICIENCY, 2nd EDITION (BOT-2), IN 5 TO 15 YEARS SCHOOL GOING CHILDREN. Int J Physiother Res 2017;5(3):2026-2030. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2017.129