Research Papers

Relevant Publications


Cairney, J., Veldhuizen, S., Kwan, M.Y.W., Hay, J.A., & Faught, B.E. (In Press). Age-related declines in physical activity between boys and girls: A longitudinal examination of the effect of biological maturation. Medicine in Science of Sports and Exercise.


Cairney J, Rigoli D, Piek J. (in press). Developmental Coordination Disorder and Internalizing Problems in Children: The Environmental Stress Hypothesis Elaborated. Developmental Review

Cairney J, Veldhuizen S. (in press). Is Developmental Coordination Disorder a Fundamental Cause of Inactivity and Health-related Fitness in Children? Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology

Faught BE, Rivilis I, Klentrou P, Cairney J, Hay JA, Liu J. (in press). Submaximal Oxygen Cost during Incremental Exercise in Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities.

Faught BE, Demetriades S, Hay JA, Cairney J. (in press). Does Relative Body Fat Influence the Movement ABC-2 Assessment in Children with and without Developmental Coordination Disorder? Research in Developmental Disabilities.

Kwan M, Cairney J, Hay JA, Faught BE. (2013). Understanding physical activity and motivations for children with Developmental Coordination Disorder: An investigation using the Theory of Planned Behavior. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34, 3691-3698.

Cairney J, Kwan M, Hay J, Faught BE. (2012) Developmental Coordination Disorder, Gender, and Body Weight: Examining the impact of participation in active play. Research in Developmental Disabilities 33(5): 1566-1573.


Rivilis I, Liu J, Cairney J, Hay J, Klentrou P, Faught BE. (2012). A Prospective Cohort Study Comparing Workload in Children with and without Developmental Coordination Disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities 33(2): 442-8.

Cairney J, Hay JA, Veldhuizen S, Faught BE.(2011).Trajectories of cardio-respiratory fitness in children with and without developmental coordination disorder: a longitudinal analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine 45(15): 1196-1201

Cairney J, Kwan M, King-Dowling S. (2011). Obesity Risk in Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder: What do we know? What can we do? The Dyspraxia Foundation Profession Journal 10: 21-32


Cairney J, Clinton J, Kind-Dowling S. International Environmental Scan of Child Development Monitoring. Report prepared as part of the 18-month Enhanced Well-Baby Visit Program funded by the Ministry of Child and Youth Services, April 2011. Report is available for download at International%20Environmental%20Scan%20of%20Child%20Development%20Monitoring.pdf.

Missiuna CA, Cairney J, Pollock N, Russell R, Macdonald K, Cousins M, Veldhuizen S, Schmidt L. (2011). A staged approach for identifying children with developmental coordination disorder from the population. Research in Developmental Disabilities 32(2):549-59.



Rodriguez C, Veldhuizen S, Clinton J, Cairney J, On Behalf of the NDDS-2011 Validation Study Team. Reliability and validity of the NDDS: A parent-reported screening tool to assess child development used in primary care. North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting, New Orleans, United States, Dec 3, 2012.