2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/76913
Title:
Physical fitness and developmental coordination disorder in Greek children.
Authors:
Tsiotra, Georgia D.; Nevill, Alan M.; Lane, Andrew M.; Koutedakis, Yiannis
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.
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
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0899-8493
Appears in Collections:
Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group; Learning and Teaching in Sport, Exercise and Performance

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorTsiotra, Georgia D.-
dc.contributor.authorNevill, Alan M.-
dc.contributor.authorLane, Andrew M.-
dc.contributor.authorKoutedakis, Yiannis-
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-11T13:00:21Z-
dc.date.available2009-08-11T13:00:21Z-
dc.date.issued2009-05-
dc.identifier.citationPediatric exercise science 2009, 21 (2):186-95en
dc.identifier.issn0899-8493-
dc.identifier.pmid19556624-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/76913-
dc.description.abstractWe 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.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHuman Kinetics, Inc.en
dc.relation.urlhttp://hk.humankinetics.com/PES/viewarticle.cfm?jid=H7Bdp4mXE8ErxX83R8VfrPJdD2LfhVVNX2UbnTwKU4Ryd&aid=16992&site=H7Bdp4mXE8ErxX83R8VfrPJdD2LfhVVNX2UbnTwKU4Ryden
dc.subjectPhysical fitnessen
dc.subjectChildrenen
dc.subjectDevelopmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)en
dc.titlePhysical fitness and developmental coordination disorder in Greek children.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalPediatric exercise scienceen

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