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The KorperkoordinationsTest fur Kinder: reference values and suitability for 6-12-year-old children in Flanders

Barbara Vandorpe UGent, Joric Vandendriessche UGent, Jan Lefèvre UGent, Johan Pion UGent, Roel Vaeyens UGent, Stijn Matthys UGent, Renaat Philippaerts and Matthieu Lenoir UGent (2011) SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE & SCIENCE IN SPORTS. 21(3). p.378-388
abstract
An adequate coordination level in children is important for their general development, but also for health, psychosocial, academic and well-being-related reasons. In this study, the suitability of the KorperkoordinationsTest fur Kinder (KTK) as an assessment instrument for the gross motor coordination was evaluated in 2470 children from 26 elementary schools for general education spread over the Flemish and Brussels-capital region. All children performed four subtests: walking backwards (WB), moving sideways (MS), hopping for height (HH) and jumping sideways (JS). Age and gender-specific values were established for the Flemish children anno 2008. Overall, the current sample scored significantly worse than their 1974 German counterparts (P < 0.001). Score distribution showed 21% of the children being placed in the problematic range of gross motor coordination level. A decline in coordination was observed especially in those tasks relying primarily on coordinative capacities (WB and MS), while improvements or status quo in those tasks relying on strength and speed (JS and HH) were explained by secular trends. We suggest that the KTK is a valuable instrument for the assessment of the gross motor coordination of Flemish children and efforts should be made in order to face the decline in coordination.
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DISORDERS, COMPETENCE, ADOLESCENTS, SCHOOL, FITNESS, COORDINATION, MOTOR ABILITIES, PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY, MOVEMENT ASSESSMENT BATTERY, SECULAR TRENDS, coordination, elementary school children, motor skill assessment
journal title
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE & SCIENCE IN SPORTS
Scand. J. Med. Sci. Sports
volume
21
issue
3
pages
378 - 388
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Article
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000290589700006
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SPORT SCIENCES
JCR impact factor
2.867 (2011)
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10/83 (2011)
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1 (2011)
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0905-7188
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10.1111/j.1600-0838.2009.01067.x
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English
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876324
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-876324
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2010-02-23 11:43:08
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  abstract     = {An adequate coordination level in children is important for their general development, but also for health, psychosocial, academic and well-being-related reasons. In this study, the suitability of the KorperkoordinationsTest fur Kinder (KTK) as an assessment instrument for the gross motor coordination was evaluated in 2470 children from 26 elementary schools for general education spread over the Flemish and Brussels-capital region. All children performed four subtests: walking backwards (WB), moving sideways (MS), hopping for height (HH) and jumping sideways (JS). Age and gender-specific values were established for the Flemish children anno 2008. Overall, the current sample scored significantly worse than their 1974 German counterparts (P {\textlangle} 0.001). Score distribution showed 21\% of the children being placed in the problematic range of gross motor coordination level. A decline in coordination was observed especially in those tasks relying primarily on coordinative capacities (WB and MS), while improvements or status quo in those tasks relying on strength and speed (JS and HH) were explained by secular trends. We suggest that the KTK is a valuable instrument for the assessment of the gross motor coordination of Flemish children and efforts should be made in order to face the decline in coordination.},
  author       = {Vandorpe, Barbara and Vandendriessche, Joric and Lef{\`e}vre, Jan and Pion, Johan and Vaeyens, Roel and Matthys, Stijn and Philippaerts, Renaat and Lenoir, Matthieu},
  issn         = {0905-7188},
  journal      = {SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE \& SCIENCE IN SPORTS},
  keyword      = {DISORDERS,COMPETENCE,ADOLESCENTS,SCHOOL,FITNESS,COORDINATION,MOTOR ABILITIES,PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY,MOVEMENT ASSESSMENT BATTERY,SECULAR TRENDS,coordination,elementary school children,motor skill assessment},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {378--388},
  title        = {The KorperkoordinationsTest fur Kinder: reference values and suitability for 6-12-year-old children in Flanders},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0838.2009.01067.x},
  volume       = {21},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Vandorpe, Barbara, Joric Vandendriessche, Jan Lefèvre, Johan Pion, Roel Vaeyens, Stijn Matthys, Renaat Philippaerts, and Matthieu Lenoir. 2011. “The KorperkoordinationsTest Fur Kinder: Reference Values and Suitability for 6-12-year-old Children in Flanders.” Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports 21 (3): 378–388.
APA
Vandorpe, B., Vandendriessche, J., Lefèvre, J., Pion, J., Vaeyens, R., Matthys, S., Philippaerts, R., et al. (2011). The KorperkoordinationsTest fur Kinder: reference values and suitability for 6-12-year-old children in Flanders. SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE & SCIENCE IN SPORTS, 21(3), 378–388.
Vancouver
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Vandorpe B, Vandendriessche J, Lefèvre J, Pion J, Vaeyens R, Matthys S, et al. The KorperkoordinationsTest fur Kinder: reference values and suitability for 6-12-year-old children in Flanders. SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE & SCIENCE IN SPORTS. 2011;21(3):378–88.
MLA
Vandorpe, Barbara, Joric Vandendriessche, Jan Lefèvre, et al. “The KorperkoordinationsTest Fur Kinder: Reference Values and Suitability for 6-12-year-old Children in Flanders.” SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE & SCIENCE IN SPORTS 21.3 (2011): 378–388. Print.