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Relationship between motor skill and body mass index in 5- to 10-year-old children

Eva D'Hondt (UGent) , Benedicte Deforche (UGent) , Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij (UGent) and Matthieu Lenoir (UGent)
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The put-pose of this study was to investigate gross and fine motor skill in overweight and obese children compared with normal-weight peers. According to international cut-off points for Body Mass Index (BMI) from Cole et al. (2000), all 117 participants (5-10 year) were classified as being normal-weight, overweight, or obese. Level of motor skill was assessed using the Movement Assessment Battery for Children (MABC). Scores for balance (p < .01) and ball skills (p < .05) were significantly better in normal-weight and overweight children as compared with their obese counterparts. A similar trend was found for manual dexterity (p < .10). This study demonstrates that general motor skill level is lower in obese children than in normal-weight and overweight peers.
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DEVELOPMENTAL COORDINATION DISORDER, FUNDAMENTAL MOVEMENT SKILLS, HABITUAL PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY, OBESE CHILDREN, POSTURAL CONSTRAINTS, CHILDHOOD OVERWEIGHT, SOCIOECONOMIC-STATUS, CARDIOVASCULAR RISK, ASSESSMENT BATTERY, CATCHING BEHAVIOR

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D’Hondt, Eva, Benedicte Deforche, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, and Matthieu Lenoir. 2009. “Relationship Between Motor Skill and Body Mass Index in 5- to 10-year-old Children.” Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly 26 (1): 21–37.
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D’Hondt, E., Deforche, B., De Bourdeaudhuij, I., & Lenoir, M. (2009). Relationship between motor skill and body mass index in 5- to 10-year-old children. ADAPTED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY QUARTERLY, 26(1), 21–37.
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D’Hondt E, Deforche B, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Lenoir M. Relationship between motor skill and body mass index in 5- to 10-year-old children. ADAPTED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY QUARTERLY. 2009;26(1):21–37.
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D’Hondt, Eva, Benedicte Deforche, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, et al. “Relationship Between Motor Skill and Body Mass Index in 5- to 10-year-old Children.” ADAPTED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY QUARTERLY 26.1 (2009): 21–37. Print.
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  abstract     = {The put-pose of this study was to investigate gross and fine motor skill in overweight and obese children compared with normal-weight peers. According to international cut-off points for Body Mass Index (BMI) from Cole et al. (2000), all 117 participants (5-10 year) were classified as being normal-weight, overweight, or obese. Level of motor skill was assessed using the Movement Assessment Battery for Children (MABC). Scores for balance (p < .01) and ball skills (p < .05) were significantly better in normal-weight and overweight children as compared with their obese counterparts. A similar trend was found for manual dexterity (p < .10). This study demonstrates that general motor skill level is lower in obese children than in normal-weight and overweight peers.},
  author       = {D'Hondt, Eva and Deforche, Benedicte and De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse and Lenoir, Matthieu},
  issn         = {0736-5829},
  journal      = {ADAPTED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY QUARTERLY},
  keywords     = {DEVELOPMENTAL COORDINATION DISORDER,FUNDAMENTAL MOVEMENT SKILLS,HABITUAL PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY,OBESE CHILDREN,POSTURAL CONSTRAINTS,CHILDHOOD OVERWEIGHT,SOCIOECONOMIC-STATUS,CARDIOVASCULAR RISK,ASSESSMENT BATTERY,CATCHING BEHAVIOR},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {21--37},
  title        = {Relationship between motor skill and body mass index in 5- to 10-year-old children},
  volume       = {26},
  year         = {2009},
}

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