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  • Rauhala, Laura (2017)
    Objectives. OmaKesky is a new self-assessment version for adolescents and adults derived from Attex (Keskittymiskysely), which is a Finnish assessment tool of inhibition, attention and executive functions for school-aged children. The aim of this study was to examine the construct validity and concurrent validity of OmaKesky by comparing it to d2-R-attentiontest, which is already in use. The aim of this study was also to examine the relation of OmaKesky and background variables and the internal consistency reliability of the OmaKesky. Based on the theoretical background of OmaKesky it was hypothesized that inhibition, attention and executive function would load as separate factors. It was hypothesized that OmaKesky and d2-R scores would correlate, because both assess attention. The association between OmaKesky and school achievement was hypothesized to be negative. Methods. Total of 1022 Finnish male junior ice-hockey players participated in the study. The data of was obtained from baseline measurements in Pää Pelissä –research project during summer of 2016. Construct validity of OmaKesky was studied using factor analysis and concurrent validity with Pearson's correlation coefficient. Relationship between OmaKesky and the background variables was studied using correlations and Kruskal-Wallis –test. Reliability was studied with Cronbach's alfa. Results and conclusions. In the three-factor solution inhibition-related motor activity items loaded onto one factor and the other inhibition-related items (distractibility and impulsivity) loaded onto a second factor. Attention and executive function items loaded onto the third factor. OmaKesky didn't correlate with d2-R-attention test scores. OmaKesky correlated negatively with the latest school grade and its reliability was high. The continuation of the development of OmaKesky and broader validation are important, because assessment tools for inhibition, attention and executive functions for above-school-aged individuals developed in Finland are currently not available so far and self-assessment can be very good complement to neuropsychological assessment.