The Malawi Developmental Assessment Tool (MDAT): The Creation, Validation, and Reliability of a Tool to Assess Child Development in Rural African Settings

@inproceedings{Gladstone2010TheMD,
  title={The Malawi Developmental Assessment Tool (MDAT): The Creation, Validation, and Reliability of a Tool to Assess Child Development in Rural African Settings},
  author={Melissa Gladstone and Gillian A Lancaster and Eric Umar and Maggie Nyirenda and Edith Kayira and Nynke R van den Broek and R L Smyth},
  booktitle={PLoS medicine},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Although 80% of children with disabilities live in developing countries, there are few culturally appropriate developmental assessment tools available for these settings. Often tools from the West provide misleading findings in different cultural settings, where some items are unfamiliar and reference values are different from those of Western populations. METHODS AND FINDINGS Following preliminary and qualitative studies, we produced a draft developmental assessment tool with 162… CONTINUE READING

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