Fundamental movement skills proficiency in children with developmental coordination disorder: does physical self-concept matter?
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AbstractPurpose: The purpose of this study was to (1) examine differences in fundamental movement skills (FMS) proficiency, physical self-concept, and physical activity in children with and without developmental coordination disorder (DCD), and (2) determine the association of FMS proficiency with physical self-concept while considering key confounding factors. Method: Participants included 43 children with DCD and 87 age-matched typically developing (TD) children. FMS proficiency was assessed using the Test of Gross Motor Development - second edition. Physical self-concept and physical activity were assessed using self-report questionnaires. A two-way (group by gender) ANCOVA was used to determine whether between-group differences existed in FMS proficiency, physical self-concept, and physical activity after controlling for age and BMI. Partial correlations and hierarchical multiple regression models were used to examine the relationship between FMS proficiency and physical self-concept. Results: Compared with their TD peers, children with DCD displayed less proficiency in various components of FMS and viewed themselves as being less competent in physical coordination, sporting ability, and physical health. Physical coordination was a significant predictor of ability in object control skills. DCD status and gender were significant predictors of FMS proficiency. Conclusions: Future FMS interventions should target children with DCD and girls, and should emphasize improving object control skills proficiency and physical coordination.
All Author(s) ListYu J, Sit CHP, Capio CM, Burnett A, Ha ASC, Huang WYJ
Journal nameDisability and Rehabilitation
Detailed descriptionEarly online.
Volume Number38
Issue Number1
Pages45 - 51
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsChildren; developmental coordination disorder; motor skills; physical self-concept
Web of Science Subject CategoriesRehabilitation

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