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Title: Physical fitness and developmental coordination disorder in Greek children.
Authors: Tsiotra, Georgia D.
Nevill, Alan M.
Lane, Andrew M.
Koutedakis, Yiannis
Citation: Pediatric exercise science 2009, 21 (2):186-95
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Inc.
Journal: Pediatric exercise science
Issue Date: May-2009
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2436/76913
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.
Type: Article
Language: en
Keywords: Physical fitness
Children
Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
ISSN: 0899-8493
Appears in Collections: Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group
Learning and Teaching in Sport, Exercise and Performance

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