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The revised DCDQ: is it a suitable screening measure for motor difficulties in adolescents?

Authors
  • Pannekoek, Linda
  • Rigoli, Daniela
  • Piek, Jan P
  • Barrett, Nicholas C
  • Schoemaker, Marina
Type
Published Article
Journal
Adapted physical activity quarterly : APAQ
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2012
Volume
29
Issue
1
Pages
81–97
Identifiers
PMID: 22190054
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The parent-rated Developmental Coordination Disorder Questionnaire (DCDQ) has been revised to incorporate a wider age range, including adolescence. In this exploratory study, internal consistency and validity of the DCDQ-2007 was assessed using a community-based sample of 87 adolescents. Psychometric properties of the DCDQ-2007 were investigated and concurrent validity, sensitivity, and specificity were assessed with the MABC-2 as a criterion standard. The results demonstrated high internal consistency for the DCDQ-2007 and a relationship with the MABC-2 was found. The DCDQ-2007 met the recommended standard for sensitivity, although the confidence interval was large; however, it failed to meet the recommended standard for specificity. This has important implications concerning the suitability of the DCDQ-2007. Although promising psychometric properties were found within the current study, the applicability of the DCDQ-2007 as a screening measure for motor difficulties requires careful consideration.

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