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Validation of the Elements/RE-ACTION System for use with children: Evaluation of performance across developmental stages
Department of Occupational Therapy, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1129-8071
2011 (English)In: 2011 International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, ICVR 2011, 2011Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to ascertain the feasibility of using the Elements virtual reality (VR) System for children and determine the construct validity of the assessment mode of the system. These technologies were adapted for use with children, called the Re-Action system, to support motor learning. A mixed-approach design was used. Construct validity was evaluated by contrasting performance on system variables across different developmental stages (Kindergarten, Primary Education, Middle Education and Secondary Education). Four system-generated measures were recorded automatically by the Re-Action system: object placement accuracy, movement speed, movement efficiency, and response errors. These measures were obtained during goal based tasks ranging from predictable to random targets. Children's perceptions of the system were measured via the Short Feedback Questionnaire-Children (SFQ-C) to ascertain the levels of engagement of the children in the system which might support motivation and compliance. Seventy-three children aged between 4 and 16 years undertook 15 minutes of interaction with the system. Differences between developmental stages were identified on randomly presented stimuli indicating that the RE-ACTION system has some sensitivity to developmental trends in performance capacity. Subjective data from the SFQ-C revealed high levels of enjoyment and satisfaction with the tasks. These findings support an earlier case study evaluation of the Re-Action system for use with children with hemiplegia and suggest that the paediatric adaptation of the Elements System has the potential to support understanding of motor learning through childhood. The assessment mode of the system appears to be a valid movement assessment tool for children of different ages with the potential for documenting change as a result of development or intervention.

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2011.
Keyword [en]
Assessment tool, Construct validity, Developmental stage, Motor learning, Movement speed, Object placement, Primary education, Random targets, Response error, System variables, Pediatrics, Rating, Virtual reality, Patient rehabilitation
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Occupational Therapy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-37463DOI: 10.1109/ICVR.2011.5971828Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-80052094393ISBN: 9781612844749 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-37463DiVA: diva2:1146133
Conference
2011 International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, ICVR 2011, 27 June 2011 through 29 June 2011, Zurich
Available from: 2017-10-02 Created: 2017-10-02 Last updated: 2017-10-02Bibliographically approved

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