Comparing activity patterns, biological, and family factors in children with and without developmental coordination disorder

Beutum, Monique Natalie, Cordier, Reinie, and Bundy, Anita (2013) Comparing activity patterns, biological, and family factors in children with and without developmental coordination disorder. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 33 (2). pp. 174-185.

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Abstract

The association between motor proficiency and moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) suggests children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) may be susceptible to inactivity-related conditions such as cardiovascular diseases. The aim of this study was to compare children with and without DCD on physical activity patterns, activity types, body composition, strength, and cardiovascular fitness. Additionally, factors potentially influencing MVPA were also explored. Eighteen children (7–11 years) with and without DCD (n = 9/group) participated. Motor coordination, physical activity, strength, cardiovascular fitness, body mass index (BMI), and family factors were measured. Children with DCD participated in significantly less MVPA and had higher BMIs and decreased strength and cardiovascular fitness. Strength, activity type, and family factors correlated significantly with MVPA for children with DCD. The results suggest that strength, activity types, parent perception of their child's motor abilities, and parent activity participation should be considered to maximize health benefits associated with MVPA for children with DCD.

Item ID: 26057
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1541-3144
Keywords: developmental coordination disorder, exercise, fitness, motor development
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2013 01:01
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111712 Health Promotion @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920401 Behaviour and Health @ 100%
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