Table 3

Parent questionnaires

Developmental Coordination Disorder Questionnaire49Parent-reported measure designed to identify subtle motor problems in children; construct validity has been established, and cut-off scores to determine risk of motor impairment are available for this age group.
Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire50Parent-reported, well-validated measure that assesses children’s overall behaviour problems, emotional symptoms, hyperactivity/attention, peer relationship problems and prosocial behaviour
Behaviour Rating Inventory of Executive Functioning, Second Edition51Parent-reported measure designed to assess children’s executive function behaviours in the home environment
Social Communication Questionnaire—Current Version52Parent-reported measure used to evaluate children’s communication skills and social functioning
ADHD Rating Scale-5 for Children and Adolescents53Parent-reported measure to assess potential symptoms of ADHD. The ADHD Rating Scale-5 is a valid and reliable instrument that is widely used by practitioners in screening, diagnosis and treatment evaluation.
The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood Core Questionnaire54Parent-reported measure to assess for symptoms of asthma, allergic rhinitis and eczema
Social Risk Index55Assesses six aspects of social risk, including family structure, education of primary caregiver, occupation of primary income earner, employment status of primary income earner, language spoken at home and maternal age at birth. This measure has been used successfully in previous studies considering children born preterm.56
The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale 47To be completed by both caregivers, this questionnaire is a self-rating scale that measures anxiety and depression in both hospital and community settings
  • ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.