A Japanese version of the FLANDERS handedness questionnaire

Matia Okubo, Hikaru Suzuki, Michael Nicholls

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    Abstract

    Quantitative assessment of handedness is required in various clinical and research settings in psychology, neuroscience, and medicine. In the present study we tested the reliability and validity of a Japanese version of the FLANDERS handedness questionnaire, which was a new measure of skilled hand preference originally reported by Nicholls, Thomas, Loetscher, and Grimshaw (2013). Participants (N = 431) completed three types of handedness questionnaires: the FLANDERS handedness questionnaire, Edinburgh Handedness Inventory, and H • N handedness test. Factor analysis revealed that the Japanese version of FLANDERS handedness questionnaire had a single-factor structure and high internal consistency. This questionnaire also possessed high test-retest reliability and criterion-referenced validity. These results indicate that the Japanese version of the FLANDERS handedness questionnaire is a valid and useful measure of skilled hand preference for Japanese participants.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)474-481
    Number of pages8
    JournalShinrigaku Kenkyu
    Volume85
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014

    Keywords

    • Handedness
    • Handedness questionnaire
    • Laterality
    • Left-handed
    • Mixed-handed
    • Right-handed

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