Physical fitness in children with movement difficulties

Haga, M

The author examined physical fitness in children aged 9 and 10 years old, both with and without movement difficulties. An initial group of 67 children were ranked on scores from the Movement Assessment Battery for Children. The 12 children with the highest scores were sorted into the movement difficulties group and correspondingly the 12 with the lowest scores constituted the comparison group.

Results showed significant differences between the groups for all nine tasks of the Test of Physical Fitness that was conducted. This leads the author to hypothesise that lower levels of physical fitness was responsible for the poor performance of the group with movement difficulties.

Physiotherapy 2007 Article in Press, Corrected proof (Available online)

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