Comparing Activity Patterns, Biological, and Family Factors in Children with and Without Developmental Coordination Disorder
MetadataShow full item record
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 dis- eases. 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 chil- dren (7–11 years) with and without DCD (n = 9/group) participated. Motor coordina- tion, physical activity, strength, cardiovascular fitness, body mass index (BMI), and fam- ily factors were measured. Children with DCD participated in significantly less MVPA and had higher BMIs and decreased strength and cardiovascular fitness. Strength, activ- ity 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 mo- tor abilities, and parent activity participation should be considered to maximize health benefits associated with MVPA for children with DCD.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Characteristics associated with physical activity capacity and performance in children and adolescents with an acquired brain injuryBaque, E.; Barber, L.; Sakzewski, L.; Ware, R.; Boyd, Roslyn (2017)© 2017 Taylor & FrancisAim: To examine characteristics associated with physical activity capacity and performance in children with acquired brain injury (ABI). Methods: 58 children (32 men; age 11 years 11 months ± 2 years ...
Mitchell, L.; Ziviani, J.; Boyd, Roslyn (2015)Copyright © 2014 by the American College of Sports Medicine. Introduction: This study aimed to establish the variability in the measurement of habitual physical activity using the ActiGraph® GT3X+ accelerometer in children ...
Habitual physical activity of independently ambulant children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: Are they doing enough?Mitchell, L.; Ziviani, J.; Boyd, Roslyn (2015)© 2015 American Physical Therapy Association.Background: Despite the health benefits of regular physical activity, children with cerebral palsy (CP) are thought to participate in reduced levels of physical activity.Objective: ...