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The Malawi Developmental Assessment Tool (MDAT): the creation, validation, and reliability of a tool to assess child development in rural African settings.

Gladstone, M; Lancaster, GA; Umar, E; Nyirenda, M; Kayira, E; van den Broek, NR; Smyth, RL; (2010) The Malawi Developmental Assessment Tool (MDAT): the creation, validation, and reliability of a tool to assess child development in rural African settings. PLoS Medicine , 7 (5) , Article e1000273. 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000273. Green open access

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Abstract

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.

Type: Article
Title: The Malawi Developmental Assessment Tool (MDAT): the creation, validation, and reliability of a tool to assess child development in rural African settings.
Location: US
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000273
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1000273
Language: English
Additional information: © 2010 Gladstone et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. PMCID: PMC2876049
Keywords: Case-Control Studies, Child, Child Development, Child Nutrition Disorders, Child, Preschool, Developmental Disabilities, Humans, Infant, Logistic Models, Malawi, Mass Screening, Nervous System Diseases, Psychometrics, Reference Values, Reproducibility of Results, Rural Population, Sensitivity and Specificity
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health > Infection, Immunity and Inflammation Dept
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1375473
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