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How common are motor problems in children with a developmental disorder: rule or exception?

Stefanie Pieters UGent, Karen De Block UGent, J Scheiris, M Eyssen, Annemie Desoete UGent, Dirk Deboutte UGent, Hilde Van Waelvelde UGent and Herbert Roeyers UGent (2012) CHILD CARE HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT. 38(1). p.139-145
abstract
Background Few co-morbidity studies have been conducted since the Leeds Consensus Statement on developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD) in 2006. In this Statement, international cut-offs and inclusion criteria were agreed and consequently, the status of DCD changed. Furthermore, most existing co-morbidity studies are small clinical studies, rather than epidemiological studies, resulting in a broad range of co-morbidity rates. DCD has a higher incidence for boys in comparison with girls; questions arise if this preponderance remains the same in combination with other developmental disorders. Therefore, in this study we aimed to determine co-morbidity and gender differences of motor problems in children with a pervasive developmental disorder, a hyperkinetic disorder and/or a speech, language or learning disability. Methods Profiles of 3608 children (mean age: 9 years 1 month) referred to rehabilitation centres for behavioural, developmental and sensorineural disorders were studied. Results Motor problems were reported in one-fifth of the total sample. Co-morbidity of motor problems in specific disorders varied from almost one-fourth to more than one-third. The male/female ratio was significantly higher in children with motor problems and two or more other disorders, compared with children with motor problems and less than two other disorders. Conclusions This study indicates that co-morbidity of motor problems with other clinical disorders is not exceptional and developmental deviance is seldom specific to one domain. However, current co-morbidity studies tend to overestimate the number of children with motor problems. In addition, there may be different patterns of symptoms between the genders. These findings stress the importance of assessing motor skills in children with various developmental disorders.
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subject
keyword
co-morbidity, developmental co-ordination disorder, developmental disorders, gender, learning disabilities
journal title
CHILD CARE HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Child Care Health Dev.
volume
38
issue
1
pages
139 - 145
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000298539500017
JCR category
PEDIATRICS
JCR impact factor
1.7 (2012)
JCR rank
48/119 (2012)
JCR quartile
2 (2012)
ISSN
0305-1862
DOI
10.1111/j.1365-2214.2011.01225.x
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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2035071
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2035071
date created
2012-02-16 11:47:33
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2015-06-17 09:57:29
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  abstract     = {Background Few co-morbidity studies have been conducted since the Leeds Consensus Statement on developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD) in 2006. In this Statement, international cut-offs and inclusion criteria were agreed and consequently, the status of DCD changed. Furthermore, most existing co-morbidity studies are small clinical studies, rather than epidemiological studies, resulting in a broad range of co-morbidity rates. DCD has a higher incidence for boys in comparison with girls; questions arise if this preponderance remains the same in combination with other developmental disorders. Therefore, in this study we aimed to determine co-morbidity and gender differences of motor problems in children with a pervasive developmental disorder, a hyperkinetic disorder and/or a speech, language or learning disability. Methods Profiles of 3608 children (mean age: 9 years 1 month) referred to rehabilitation centres for behavioural, developmental and sensorineural disorders were studied. Results Motor problems were reported in one-fifth of the total sample. Co-morbidity of motor problems in specific disorders varied from almost one-fourth to more than one-third. The male/female ratio was significantly higher in children with motor problems and two or more other disorders, compared with children with motor problems and less than two other disorders. Conclusions This study indicates that co-morbidity of motor problems with other clinical disorders is not exceptional and developmental deviance is seldom specific to one domain. However, current co-morbidity studies tend to overestimate the number of children with motor problems. In addition, there may be different patterns of symptoms between the genders. These findings stress the importance of assessing motor skills in children with various developmental disorders.},
  author       = {Pieters, Stefanie and De Block, Karen and Scheiris, J and Eyssen, M and Desoete, Annemie and Deboutte, Dirk and Van Waelvelde, Hilde and Roeyers, Herbert},
  issn         = {0305-1862},
  journal      = {CHILD CARE HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT},
  keyword      = {co-morbidity,developmental co-ordination disorder,developmental disorders,gender,learning disabilities},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {139--145},
  title        = {How common are motor problems in children with a developmental disorder: rule or exception?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2214.2011.01225.x},
  volume       = {38},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Pieters, Stefanie, Karen De Block, J Scheiris, M Eyssen, Annemie Desoete, Dirk Deboutte, Hilde Van Waelvelde, and Herbert Roeyers. 2012. “How Common Are Motor Problems in Children with a Developmental Disorder: Rule or Exception?” Child Care Health and Development 38 (1): 139–145.
APA
Pieters, Stefanie, De Block, K., Scheiris, J., Eyssen, M., Desoete, A., Deboutte, D., Van Waelvelde, H., et al. (2012). How common are motor problems in children with a developmental disorder: rule or exception? CHILD CARE HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT, 38(1), 139–145.
Vancouver
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Pieters S, De Block K, Scheiris J, Eyssen M, Desoete A, Deboutte D, et al. How common are motor problems in children with a developmental disorder: rule or exception? CHILD CARE HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT. 2012;38(1):139–45.
MLA
Pieters, Stefanie, Karen De Block, J Scheiris, et al. “How Common Are Motor Problems in Children with a Developmental Disorder: Rule or Exception?” CHILD CARE HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT 38.1 (2012): 139–145. Print.