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Table 6 Results of multiple linear regression analysis for predicting letters per minute, illegible letters, Beery visual motor score, and Beery motor score

From: Proximal and distal movement patterns during a graphomotor task in typically developing children and children with handwriting problems

Predictor B p
Letters per minute copying
Age 8.702 <0.001
Drawing error − 7.402 0.016
Dissimilarity − 0.471 0.015
Letters per minute dictation
Age 7.129 0.003
Drawing error − 12.108 <0.001
Illegible letters copying
Drawing error 3.630 0.006
Illegible letters dictation
Age 2.199 0.016
Drawing error 2.251 0.094
Beery visual motor
Drawing error − 13.528 0.001
Beery motor
Drawing error − 22.452 <0.001
Dissimilarity − 0.561 0.091
Sex (0 = male, 1 = female) 10.109 0.097
  1. All regressions are significant (p<0.05), only predictors remaining at the end of the backward stepwise process (i.e., that have p < 0.1) are included.