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Psychometric properties of the French European Little Developmental Coordination Disorder Questionnaire (LDCDQ-FE): A pilot study


Aims. The Little Developmental Coordination Disorder Questionnaire (LDCDQ) is a parental questionnaire designed to identify preschool children at risk of Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). This study aimed to translate and cross-culturally adapt the LDCDQ for French European informants (Little Developmental Coordination Disorder Questionnaire – French European [LDCDQ-FE]) and to undertake a pilot examination of its psychometric properties on a French sample. Methods. A thorough process of cultural adaptation was completed. The psychometric properties were examined with a sample of 154 French children aged to 5y11m (control=121; clinically referred=33). A sub-group of 34 children was assessed using the MABC-2 to measure convergent validity. Results. Principal component analysis demonstrated a fourcomponent structure, accounting for 67.5% of the variance. Internal consistency was acceptable to good (α=0.74-0.89). Significant correlation between the LDCDQ-FE and the MABC-2 total scores showed convergent validity. Discriminant validity was supported by significant score differences between the clinically referred and a matched control sub-group. Using ROC curves, a cut-off of 67 was proposed for a sensitivity of 81.3% and a specificity of 77.8%. Conclusions. Results show initial evidence of the psychometric properties of the LDCDQ-FE and are encouraging of its use to identify young preschoolers at risk for DCD. In future studies, the testretest reliability should be investigated, and study sample sizes expanded.

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Jovera, Marianne
Ray-Kaeser, Sylvie
Bertrand, Anne Martine
Memoli, Noémie
Albaret, Jean Michel
Rihtman, Tanya

Oxford Brookes departments

Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work


Year of publication: 2022
Date of RADAR deposit: 2022-10-17

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