The Purdue Pegboard: norms for 14- to 19-year-olds.

V. Mathiowetz, S. L. Rogers, M. Dowe-Keval, L. Donahoe, C. Rennells

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The purpose of this study was to collect normative data on the Purdue Pegboard, a test of finger dexterity, for individuals aged 14 to 19 years. Three trials were administered to 176 subjects from the seven-county Milwaukee area. Results indicated that females performed better than males on three out of four subtests, suburban subjects scored better than urban subjects on two of four subtests, and scores increased with age. The normative data collected provide a means of comparing a patient's score with normal individuals of the same sex and age and aid in determining a patient's need for therapy and in setting appropriate treatment goals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)174-179
Number of pages6
JournalThe American journal of occupational therapy. : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1986


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