عنوان مقاله [English]
Aim: The purpose of this study was to study the validity of the Movement Assessment Battery For Children - Second Edition in the age band two (7-10 years) in Tehran. Methods: Methodology of this study was descriptive and a validation study. The statistical population of the study consisted of all 7-10 year-old children in Tehran. The sample consisted of 800 normal children with normal growth, selected by multi-stage random sampling. The tool used in this study was the Movement Assessment Battery For Children - Second Edition. The content validity of this test was analyzed by content validity index (CVI) and content validity ratio (CVR) and validation of the test construct was done using confirmatory factor analysis. Results: The average content validity index of the items (0/696) and for each item (above 0/87) and the average content validity ratio of the items (0/937) and for each item (above 0/75) was excellent. The results of the confirmatory factor analysis confirm the appropriateness of the model (each index above 0/9), indicate that the validity of the test construct is acceptable. Conclusion: Based on the findings of this study, it is concluded that the Movement Assessment Battery For Children - Second Edition, is a valid tool for the diagnosis of developmental coordination disorder in children aged 7-10 years in Tehran.