Fidgety movements assessment accuracy survey in Japan

Tomoki Maeda*, Osamu Kobayashi, Kenji Ihara, Arend Frederik Bos

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To investigate the accuracy of fidgety movements (FMs) assessment in Japanese assessors. Sixty specialists participated in the first survey. Of the participants, 18 were assessors certified by the GMs basic-training course. The surveys were composed of FMs assessment of 20 video clips. The correct assessment rates (CARs) were investigated. The survey videos were judged into three types: normal (F + +, F +), abnormal (AF) and absent (F +-, F-). After the first survey, each participant performed a self-learning exercise using clips of the first survey. The follow-up survey was con-ducted three months after the first survey. The median CAR of the first survey was 65% in certified assessors and 50% in noncertified assessors. The median CARs of certified assessors were significantly higher than that of noncertified assessors for all clips and for normal FMs and AF clips (p < 0.01). After 3 months of self-learning exercise the CARs in each judgement type improved in 28 follow-up survey participants. Their median CAR improved from 60% in the first survey to 84% in the follow-up survey. To practise general movements assessment (GMA), course certification is required. The self-learning exercise with the confirmed judgement FMs clips may be effective for improving the ability of FMs judgement.

Originele taal-2English
Aantal pagina's9
TijdschriftInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Nummer van het tijdschrift24
StatusPublished - 31-dec-2021

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