Relationship between Gross Motor Skills and Body Mass Index of Children with Intellectual Disability
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- BMI; children with intellectual disability; gross motor skills
Previous studies of typically developing children have reported significant negative relationships between gross motor skills (GMS) and body mass index (BMI). The purpose of this study was to determine if this relationship exists among children with mild intellectual disability (ID). Thirty (30) children(10.2±3.1yrs) with mild ID were chosen through stratified random sampling from schools for children with special needs in a metropolitan area. The Test Gross Motor Development-2 (TGMD-2) was used to evaluate GMS. Body mass Index (BMI, kg/m2) was determined and participants were classified as normal weight (NW), overweight (OW), and obese (OB) according to The Quetelet Formula. Relationships between GMS and BMI classifications were determined by a Pearson correlation coefficient. Significant (p<0.05) negative correlations for locomotor GMS (r = -0.366) and object control GMS (r = -0.506) were observed. The results suggest that the negative relationship between GMS and BMI also exists for children with ID.
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TY - CONF AU - Kuston Sulton AU - Jajat Jajat PY - 2019/09 DA - 2019/09 TI - Relationship between Gross Motor Skills and Body Mass Index of Children with Intellectual Disability BT - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Sport Science, Health, and Physical Education (ICSSHPE 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 210 EP - 213 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsshpe-18.2019.60 DO - 10.2991/icsshpe-18.2019.60 ID - Sulton2019/09 ER -