The use of the Developmental Coordination Disorder Questionnaire in Australian children

Loh, Pek Ru, Piek, Jan P., and Barrett, Nicholas C. (2007) The use of the Developmental Coordination Disorder Questionnaire in Australian children. In: Posters from the 8th Motor Control and Human Skills Conference. p. 1. From: Posters from the 8th Motor Control and Human Skills Conference, 2007, Perth, WA, Australia.

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The effectiveness of the Developmental Coordination Disorder Questionnaire (DCDQ) as a screening tool was investigated in an Australian sample. Using the DCDQ, 129 children aged 9 to 12 years old were screened for Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), with a follow-up assessment of movement ability using the McCarron Assessment of Neuromuscular Development (MAND) as the criterion measure. The overall decision agreement between the two measures in identifying DCD was .64. The DCDQ had a sensitivity of .55 and a specificity of .74. The low sensitivity suggests that many children with DCD are not being identified by the DCDQ despite the inclusion of children with a suspect score on the DCDQ. As a screening tool, the DCDQ was accurate in identifying children with moderate or severe DCD but identified less than half of the children with mild DCD.

Item ID: 38137
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2016 01:06
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment @ 50%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences @ 100%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences @ 100%
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