|Title: ||Physical fitness and developmental coordination disorder in Greek children.|
|Citation: ||Pediatric exercise science 2009, 21 (2):186-95|
|Publisher: ||Human Kinetics, Inc.|
|Journal: ||Pediatric exercise science|
|Issue Date: ||May-2009 |
|PubMed ID: ||19556624|
|Additional Links: ||http://hk.humankinetics.com/PES/viewarticle.cfm?jid=H7Bdp4mXE8ErxX83R8VfrPJdD2LfhVVNX2UbnTwKU4Ryd&aid=16992&site=H7Bdp4mXE8ErxX83R8VfrPJdD2LfhVVNX2UbnTwKU4Ryd|
|Abstract: ||We investigated whether children with suspected Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD+) demonstrate different physical fitness levels compared with their normal peers (DCD-). Randomly recruited Greek children (n = 177) were assessed for body mass index (BMI), flexibility (SR), vertical jump (VJ), hand strength (HS), 40m dash, aerobic power, and motor proficiency. ANCOVA revealed a motor proficiency (i.e., DCD group) effect for BMI (p < .01), VJ (p < .01), and 40m speed (p < .01), with DCD+ children demonstrating lower values than DCD-. Differences between DCD+ and DCD- were also obtained in log-transformed HS (p < .01). These findings suggest that intervention strategies for managing DCD should also aim at physical fitness increases.|
|Keywords: ||Physical fitness|
Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
|Appears in Collections: ||Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group|
Learning and Teaching in Sport, Exercise and Performance
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