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Article: Fundamental Movement Skills Among Filipino Children With Down Syndrome

TitleFundamental Movement Skills Among Filipino Children With Down Syndrome
Authors
KeywordsDown syndrome
motor activity
physical activity
physical therapy
Issue Date2010
PublisherElsevier (Singapore) Pte Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jesf/
Citation
Journal Of Exercise Science And Fitness, 2010, v. 8 n. 1, p. 17-24 How to Cite?
AbstractImpairments among individuals with Down syndrome (DS) include low muscle tone, decreased strength, poor postural control, and balance. Congenital heart defects and obesity are also common. In order to keep fit and prevent further complications, participation in physical activities is encouraged. Fundamental movement skills (FMS) are necessary in sports and physical activity participation. There is a research gap in the area of FMS development among children with DS, particularly for Asian populations. This study aimed to describe FMS among a sample of Filipino children with DS. A descriptive observational study was conducted using a standardized protocol and criterion-referenced assessment procedure. The following variables were investigated: overhand throwing, catching, standing long jump, kicking, and running. Each variable was analyzed in terms of body components. The participants were grouped into three age groups: 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 years old. Data were analyzed using Kruskal-Wallis to test significant differences in the skills ratings of the age groups, with alpha level set at 0.05. The results showed significant differences in the skill components except leg-foot preparation and leg-foot action in kicking, arm preparation in catching, arm action in kicking, and arm preparation in standing long jump. The observed components that did not appear to have significant changes were related to balance and coordination deficits, as well as weakness of the trunk and legs. This may imply that physiotherapists need to address impairments in children with DS, focusing on coordination and balance problems as well as strengthening of trunk and legs. © 2010 Elsevier (Singapore) Pte Ltd. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/134503
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.267
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.238
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dc.contributor.authorRotor, ERen_HK
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dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Exercise Science And Fitness, 2010, v. 8 n. 1, p. 17-24en_HK
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dc.description.abstractImpairments among individuals with Down syndrome (DS) include low muscle tone, decreased strength, poor postural control, and balance. Congenital heart defects and obesity are also common. In order to keep fit and prevent further complications, participation in physical activities is encouraged. Fundamental movement skills (FMS) are necessary in sports and physical activity participation. There is a research gap in the area of FMS development among children with DS, particularly for Asian populations. This study aimed to describe FMS among a sample of Filipino children with DS. A descriptive observational study was conducted using a standardized protocol and criterion-referenced assessment procedure. The following variables were investigated: overhand throwing, catching, standing long jump, kicking, and running. Each variable was analyzed in terms of body components. The participants were grouped into three age groups: 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 years old. Data were analyzed using Kruskal-Wallis to test significant differences in the skills ratings of the age groups, with alpha level set at 0.05. The results showed significant differences in the skill components except leg-foot preparation and leg-foot action in kicking, arm preparation in catching, arm action in kicking, and arm preparation in standing long jump. The observed components that did not appear to have significant changes were related to balance and coordination deficits, as well as weakness of the trunk and legs. This may imply that physiotherapists need to address impairments in children with DS, focusing on coordination and balance problems as well as strengthening of trunk and legs. © 2010 Elsevier (Singapore) Pte Ltd. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherElsevier (Singapore) Pte Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jesf/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Exercise Science and Fitnessen_HK
dc.subjectDown syndromeen_HK
dc.subjectmotor activityen_HK
dc.subjectphysical activityen_HK
dc.subjectphysical therapyen_HK
dc.titleFundamental Movement Skills Among Filipino Children With Down Syndromeen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailCapio, CM: ccapio@hku.hken_HK
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