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Trends in Applied Sciences Research
  Year: 2016 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 1-11
DOI: 10.17311/tasr.2016.1.11
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Prevalence of Developmental Coordination Disorder in Egyptian Children

Hazem Atyea Ali Ali, Amira Mohamed El- Tohamy and Amany Mousa

Most of children with general coordination disorders and handwriting problems are referred to occupational and physical therapy clinics without clear diagnosis. Lack of definite diagnosis possesses a challenge to children, parents and teachers to understand the problem and how to deal with it. This study aims to calculate the prevalence of developmental coordination disorder in Egyptian children. The 1025 normal children of both sexes age ranged from 5-15 years old participated in this study. They were selected from schools randomly. The subsamples size was based on a stratified random sample proportion to the subpopulation size form according to Central Agency of Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAMPS). The assessment was carried out by the developmental coordination disorder questionnaire'07. The results showed that 5.9% of Egyptian children from 5-15 years old were suspected for DCD. The girls represented 38.3%, while boys were 61.7%. In addition, the higher percentage was found in younger children (48.3%). Finally, 60% showed lower scores in fine motor/ handwriting, 10% in control during movement, while 30% had lower scores in general coordination. Our data indicate that developmental coordination disorder is a prevalent disorder that requires more attention and clear diagnosis.
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Hazem Atyea Ali Ali, Amira Mohamed El- Tohamy and Amany Mousa, 2016. Prevalence of Developmental Coordination Disorder in Egyptian Children. Trends in Applied Sciences Research, 11: 1-11.

DOI: 10.17311/tasr.2016.1.11






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