Journal article

Rates of Developmental Coordination Disorder in Children Born Very Preterm

Alicia J Spittle, Deborah Dewey, Thi-Nhu-Ngoc Nguyen, Rachel Ellis, Alice Burnett, Amanda Kwong, Katherine Lee, Jeanie LY Cheong, Lex W Doyle, Peter J Anderson



OBJECTIVE: To examine the stability of developmental coordination disorder (DCD) throughout childhood in children born very preterm and term. Further, in the very preterm group, to compare perinatal variables and neurobehavioral outcomes at 13 years of age for children with persisting DCD and those with typical motor development. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study of 180 very preterm and 73 term-born children assessed at 5, 7, and/or 13 years of age using the Movement Assessment Battery for Children, with scores ≤16th percentile used to classify DCD. Children with cerebral palsy or an IQ of <80 were excluded. RESULTS: Children born very preterm had increased odds for DCD at 5 (OR, 5.53; 95% CI,..

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Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Council

Awarded by Career Development Fellowships

Awarded by US National Institutes of Health

Awarded by Leadership Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by the Australian National Health and Medical Council (Centre for Research Excellence 1060733; Project grants 237117, 491209, 1066555; Senior Research Fellowship (1081288 [to P.A.]); Leadership Fellowship (1176077 [to P.A.]); Career Development Fellowships (1108714 [to A.S.]; 1141354 [to J.C.], 1127984 [to K.L.]); the Brockhoff Foundation; US National Institutes of Health (HD058056); the Murdoch Children's Research Institute; Department of Pediatrics, University of Melbourne; and the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. The authors declare no conflicts of interest.