Personal projects of boys with developmental coordination disorder

Poulsen, Anne A., Barker, Fiona M. and Ziviani, Jenny (2011) Personal projects of boys with developmental coordination disorder. Occupation Participation and Health, 31 3: 108-117. doi:10.3928/15394492-20100722-02

Attached Files (Some files may be inaccessible until you login with your UQ eSpace credentials)
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Author Poulsen, Anne A.
Barker, Fiona M.
Ziviani, Jenny
Title Personal projects of boys with developmental coordination disorder
Journal name Occupation Participation and Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1539-4492
Publication date 2011-07
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3928/15394492-20100722-02
Volume 31
Issue 3
Start page 108
End page 117
Total pages 10
Place of publication Thorofare, NJ, United States
Publisher Slack
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Understanding the leisure perspectives of preadolescent boys with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) requires more than documenting time-use patterns. This study explored the use of the Personal Projects Analysis for Children (PPA-C) to improve depth of understanding about personally meaningful leisure participation for this population. Sixty boys with DCD and 113 boys without DCD completed the PPA-C. Boys with DCD reported significantly fewer personal projects involving physical activities; fewer friends with whom to complete personal projects; more solitary leisure projects; and fewer personally meaningful personal projects in total than the comparison group. The PPA-C findings provided ecologically sensitive and personally salient information about leisure time participation from the perspectives of boys with and without DCD. The low frequency of self-reported social and physical activity personal projects for boys with DCD has not been previously detailed in this way. Occupational therapists are challenged to be vigilant regarding restricted leisure portfolios and expectations about activity participation in boys with DCD, with further research and advocacy for balanced portfolios of personally meaningful leisure.
Keyword Participation
Physical activity
Client-centered practice
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Posted Online: July 27, 2010

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2012 Collection
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Publications
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 2 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article | Citations
Scopus Citation Count Cited 3 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Tue, 21 Feb 2012, 09:38:12 EST by Dr Jenny Ziviani on behalf of School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences