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dc.contributor.authorCamden, Chantalfr
dc.contributor.authorFoley, Véroniquefr
dc.contributor.authorGauthier-Boudreault, Camillefr
dc.contributor.authorBerbari, Jadefr
dc.contributor.otherAnaby, Danafr
dc.contributor.otherShikako-Thomas, Keikofr
dc.contributor.otherMissiuna, Cherylfr
dc.description.abstractBackground : Developmental coordination disorder (DCD) is a prevalent neurodevelopmental disorder. Best practices include raising parents’ awareness and building capacity but few interventions incorporating these best practices are documented. Objective : To examine whether an evidence-based online module can increase the perceived knowledge and skills of parents of children with DCD, and lead to behavioural changes when managing their child’s health condition. Methods : A mixed-methods, before-after-follow-up design guided by the theory of planned behaviour was employed. Data about the knowledge, skills and behaviours of parents of children with DCD were collected using questionnaires prior to completing the module, immediately after, and three months later. One-way repeated measures ANOVAs and thematic analyses were performed on data as appropriate. Results : Fifty-eight participants completed all questionnaires. There was a significant effect of time on self-reported knowledge [F(2.00,114.00)=16.37, p=0.00] and skills [F(1.81,103.03)=51.37, p=0.00] with higher post- and follow-up scores than pre-intervention scores. Thirty-seven (65%) participants reported an intention to change behaviour postintervention; 29 (50%) participants had tried recommended strategies at follow-up. Three themes emerged to describe parents’ behavioural change: sharing information, trialing strategies and changing attitudes. Factors influencing parents’ ability to implement these behavioural changes included clear recommendations, time, and ‘right’ attitude. Perceived outcomes associated with the parental behavioural changes involved improvement in well-being for the children at school, at home, and for the family as a whole. Conclusions : The online module increased parents’ self-reported knowledge and skills in DCD management. Future research should explore its impacts on children’s outcomes
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dc.subjectMotor skills disordersfr
dc.subjectTranslational medical researchfr
dc.titleUsing an evidence-based online module to improve parents’ ability to manage their child with Developmental Coordination Disorderfr
udes.description.typepubRévisé et accepté par des pairsfr
udes.description.diffusionDiffusé par Savoirs UdeS, le dépôt institutionnel de l'Université de Sherbrookefr
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationCamden, C., Foley, V., Anaby, D., Shikako-Thomas, K., Gauthier-Boudreault, C., Berbari, J., Missiuna, C. (2016). Using an evidence-based online module to improve parents' ability to support their child with Developmental Coordination Disorder. Disability and Health Journal. Prépublication. doi:10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.04.002fr
udes.description.ordreauteursCamden, Chantal; Foley, Véronique; Anaby, Dana; Shikako-Thomas, Keiko; Gauthier-Boudreault, Camille; Berbari, Jade; Missiuna, Cherylfr

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