On Response Errors in Neuromotor Examinations of Preschool Children

  • Th. Faus-Keßler
  • H. Schirm
Conference paper
Part of the Health Systems Research book series (HEALTH)


In analyzing the data from the Munich Pediatric Longitudinal Study (for details see (1)), we often met the problem of the relative frequencies of neuromotor findings being rather different, depending on the examiner who had assessed those findings. Therefore special analyses on examiners’ heterogeneity in the frequency distributions of neuromotor items were carried out, essentially intending to answer two questions:
  • what are the reasons for the examiners’ heterogeneity?

  • is it possible to take account of this heterogeneity in statistical analysis in order to construct prediction models for neuromotor development, using the data from the study?


Preschool Child Abnormality Rate Refuse Behavior High Refusal Rate Neuromotor Development 
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  1. (1).
    Schirm,H., Faus-Kessler,T., Sadowsky,K.: On the Predictive Value of Neuromotor Examinations of Preschool Children, in this volumeGoogle Scholar
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    Schirm,H., Faus-Kessler,T., Sadowsky,K., Schmid,R.G., Andersen,M., Zörner,M.: Früherkennung neuromotorischer Entwicklungsstörungen im Vorschulalter. BPT-Bericht 2/84, München 1984Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Th. Faus-Keßler
    • 1
  • H. Schirm
    • 2
  1. 1.MEDIS-Institut der GSFNeuherbergGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Soziale Pädiatrie und Jugendmedizin der Universität MünchenMünchen 2Germany

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