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European-French cross-cultural adaptation of the developmental coordination disorder questionnaire and pretest in French-speaking Switzerland

The Developmental Coordination Disorder Questionnaire (DCDQ’07) is a Canadian-English instrument recommended for screening children aged 5 to 15 years who are at risk for developmental coordination disorder. While a Canadian-French version of the DCDQ’07 presently exists, a European-French version does not. Aims. To produce a cross-cultural adaptation of the DCDQ’07 for use in areas of Europe where French is spoken and to test its cultural relevance in French-speaking Switzerland. Methods. Cross cultural adaptation was done using established guidelines. Cultural relevance was analyzed with cognitive interviews of thirteen parents of children aged 5.0 to 14.6 years (mean age: 8.5 years, SD = 3.4), using think-aloud and probing techniques. Results. Cultural and linguistic differences were noted between the European-French, the Canadian-French, and the original versions of the DCDQ’07. Despite correct translation and expert committee review, cognitive interviews revealed that certain items of the European-French version were unclear or misinterpreted and further modifications were needed. Conclusions. After rewording items as a result of the outcomes of the cognitive interview, the European-French version of the DCDQ’07 is culturally appropriate for use in French-speaking Switzerland. Further studies are necessary to determine its psychometric properties.

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Andresen Mette
Martini Rose
Ray-Kaeser Sylvie
Satink Ton
Thommen Coletti Evelyne
Bertrand Leiser Martine
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Ray-Kaeser, S., Satink, T., Andresen, M., Martini, R., Thommen, E., & Bertrand, A.M. (2015). European-French cross-cultural adaptation of the developmental coordination disorder questionnaire and pretest in French-speaking Switzerland. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 35(2), 132-146. doi: 10.3109/01942638.2015.100922

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