Neuropediatrics 2013; 44(05): 245-251
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1347936
Original Article
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Cross-Cultural Adaptation of the Developmental Coordination Disorder Questionnaire 2007 for German-Speaking Countries: DCDQ-G

Ann Kennedy-Behr
1  Division of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia
,
Brenda N. Wilson
2  Department of Paediatrics, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
,
Sylvia Rodger
1  Division of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia
,
Sharon Mickan
3  Department of Primary Health Care Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
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Publication History

21 January 2013

21 March 2013

Publication Date:
28 May 2013 (online)

Abstract

Background The Developmental Coordination Disorder Questionnaire 2007 (DCDQ'07) is widely used internationally and is a useful measure to assist in the diagnosis of developmental coordination disorder. The aim of this study was to translate the DCDQ'07 into German, test the psychometric properties, and establish cutoff scores for the 5.0 to 7.11 age group.

Materials and Methods A six-stage cross-cultural adaptation process was used. The psychometric properties of the DCDQ-German (DCDQ-G) were tested with a clinic sample of 55 children (mean age: 6.1 years) and community sample of 67 children (mean age: 5.6 years).

Results The internal consistency was high. Specificity and sensitivity for the total sample were 52.4 and 90%, respectively. Sensitivity for the clinic sample was 72.7% and specificity was 95%. The community sample had a sensitivity of 30% and a specificity of 86.7%.

Conclusion The DCDQ-G is a valid instrument for use with a clinic population in the 5.0 to 7.11 age group. Research into older age groups is ongoing.