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Developmental Coordination Disorder: Cardiovascular Risk Trajectory (PHAST II)


Establishing the cardiovascular risk trajectory of children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (PHAST II)

Five to six percent of children have a little recognized chronic health condition known as Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). Children with DCD often have trouble performing everyday activities such as handwriting, using scissors, doing up buttons or zippers, opening juice-boxes, putting things in their knapsack, or climbing the stairs. These children have been found to shy away from physical activity due to their poor fine and gross motor skills. Built on the PHAST I study, the PHAST II study took a more in-depth look at the physiological consequences of DCD in children.


Research Team

  • Co-Principal Investigators:
    - Dr. John Hay
    - Dr. John Cairney
    - Dr. Brent E. Faught


  • Investigators:
    - Dr. P Klentrou
    - Dr. Debra O'Leary
    - Dr. Paul LeBlanc
    - Dr. Cheryl Missiuna
    - Dr. Anwar Merchant



Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2007-2010)