Developmental Coordination Disorder and Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Children Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • It is not known whether children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) have lower cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) than children without the disorder, or whether this relationship varies by age and gender. These issues are examined using a cross-sectional assessment of children 9-14 years of age (N = 549). Participants were screened for DCD using the short form Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOTMP-SF). A BOTMP-SF age-adjusted standard score at or below the 10th percentile rank on the BOTMP-SF was required to classify a diagnosis for probable DCD. CRF was determined from each participant's predicted peak-aerobic power using the Léger 20-m shuttle-run test. Children with DCD report lower CRF than children without the disorder and are more likely to be in a high-risk group (

authors

  • Cairney, John
  • Hay, John A
  • Faught, Brent E
  • Flouris, Andreas
  • Klentrou, Panagiota

publication date

  • February 2007

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