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Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy—An International Journal
Year : 2011, Volume : 5, Issue : 1
First page : ( 63) Last page : ( 65)
Print ISSN : 0973-5666. Online ISSN : 0973-5674.

A study of prevalence of Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) at Kattankulathur, Chennai

Ganapathy Sankar U*M.O.T. (Paediatrics)Research Scholar, Vice Principal, Saritha S.**B.O.T.Occupational Therapist

*SRM College of Occupational Therapy, SRM University, Chennai.

**SRM College of Occupational Therapy, Chennai.

Abstract

Objective

To find out the prevalence rate of Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) at Kattankulathur among 5 – 10 years of age group.

Method

Two hundred and ninety one subjects (Mean age = 7.5 years, S.D = 1.39) participated in this study. The Developmental Coordination Disorder Questionnaire (DCDQ) was distributed to parents and filled Questionnaires were collected. Data was analyzed by descriptive statistics.

Results

Four children were screened as Developmental Coordination Disorder. It shows that the prevalence rate was 1.37%. DCD was more prevalent in boys than girls.

Conclusion

The study concluded that there is prevailing (Prevalence rate=1.37%) of Developmental Coordination Disorder among the age group of 5–10 years at Kattankulathur. The prevalence of the disorder suggests a need for program to educate parents, caretakers, teachers and professionals about DCD.

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Keywords

Prevalence, Developmental Coordination Disorder,DCDQ.

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