The main purpose of this study was to examine the correlation between basic movement skills and perceptual motor skills of children using the Test of Gross Motor Development (TGMD) developed by Ulrich (1985) and the Movement Assessment Battery for Children (M-ABC) developed by Henderson and Sugden (1992). Therefore we firstly excluded gender effects. Thirdly we looked for differences in results according to the age. A total of 40 children (11 boys and 29 girls), 5 to 7 years of age participated. We found an interaction effect of age on the results of TGMD but the results of the M-ABC showed no interaction effect. The Pearson’s correlation between Gross Motor Developmental Quotient of the Test of Gross Motor Development and Total Impairment Score of the M-ABC was low (r=0.36, p=.000003). In this study it was found that there was no gender effect on the results of TGMD and the results of the M-ABC on the repeated ANOVA results. The correlation between the results of both tests became lower as the age increased.
Background: Children with a motor development delay need to be identified early in order to initiate appropriate therapies. In the first step of a sequential diagnostic strategy, a screening should be used to shorten this process. Therefore, the mobility screening MobiScreen 4-6 is tried to be validated for children from 7 years and older. Methods: A total of 90 children, of whom 60 boys and 30 girls at a mean age of 7.33 ± .45 years, from two German primary schools participated. All underwent the MobiScreen 4-6. Internal consistency, construct validity, and discriminant ability were evaluated.
Wheelchair basketball is one of the most popular sports for people with Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)
Objective The aim of the present study was to assess metabolic responses and energy expenditure during a wheelchair basketball match in players with SCI.
The study aims to explore the correlation between gross and fine motor skills and graphomotor skills of preschool children. It examines the relation of three factors of fine and gross motor skills, namely fine motor precision and integration, bilateral coordination and balance, and upper-limb coordination and agility respectively, with several factors of graphomotor skills, namely pencil and scissors manipulation, writing space orientation, handwriting control, figure reproduction and concepts about space. The sample consisted of 166 preschoolers (mean age in months 66.01, sd. 7.16), from public kindergartens in Crete, Greece. A path model that examines the relation between gross and fine motor skill factors along with graphomotor skills, with age and gender being considered, showed an acceptable fit…