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The Assessment of Motor Coordination in Children with the Movement ABC test: A Comparative Study among Japan, USA and Spain

  title={The Assessment of Motor Coordination in Children with the Movement ABC test: A Comparative Study among Japan, USA and Spain},
  author={Luis Miguel Ruiz and Jos{\'e} Luis Graupera and Melchor Guti{\'e}rrez and Motohide Miyahara},
  journal={International Journal of Applied Sports Sciences},
The Movement Assessment Battery for Children (Movement ABC; Henderson and Sudgen, 1992) is one of the most popular instruments in the assessment of children with movement coordination problems. It is generally assumed that the published norms for the test are valid for use with European children and one of the aims of this study was to compare the results of Miyaharas study with Japanese children (53 boys, 49 girls) and the American standardization (237 boys, 284 girls) with the Spanish sample… 

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