The Dynamic Occupational Therapy Cognitive Assessment for Children (DOTCA-CH): Pilot study of inter-rater and test retest reliability

Discussion Committee: 
Dr. Ayman Hussein - Supervisor
Dr. Anne Carswel - Co-Supervisor
Prof. Waleed Swelieh - Internal examiner
Prof. Ghassan Abu Hijlih - External examiner
Dr. Ayman Hussein
Dr. Anne Carswel
Jumana Subhi Awad Daibes
Objective: to examine the Inter rater and test retest reliability of the Dynamic Occupational Therapy Cognitive Assessment for Children (DOTCA-CH) for Palestinian children . Method (Study Design): Test retest and inter-rater reliability) . Setting : Jenin Governorate in Northern West Bank Study sample : convenience sample of typically developing Palestinian children of (6-12 ): Study tool : Dynamic criterion –referenced assessment of cognitive abilities and learning potential for typically developing children (6-12) years of age ( DOTCA-CH) the Dynamic Occupational Therapy Cognitive Assessment for Children will be administered to study sample .In this study we will examine the test-retest reliability and inter-rater Reliability of the measure for typically developing Palestinian children Results from this study showed that 53% of scores are highly matched ,28% are moderately matched while 19% the scores are lowly matched in the test retest scores. Thirty one percent (31% )of the retest scores showed higher scores than test scores . Furthermore, 84% of scores are highly matched and 16% are moderately matched in inter-rater reliability . Benefits and limitations of this dynamic assessment are discussed, with respect to Palestinian context Based on these results. Recommendations for further development of the assessment are also addressed. It is suggested that this assessment may provide a useful Assessment to occupational Therapy measures currently being used with Palestinian children.
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