Nutritional and Motor Ability Status of Elementary School Student
Wilda Welis, Darni, Khairuddin
Available Online 25 August 2020.
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- nutritional status, motor ability, elementary school student
- Nutritional disorders in childhood may cause a decrease in motor abilities and increased morbidity and mortality in adulthood. Since nutritional status can influence the expression of children’s motor capacities, a study has been carried out in order to examine differences in motor abilities of children in relation to their nutritional status. The sample included 60 children lower elementary school grade students (36 boys, 24 girls). Students’ motor ability status was evaluated by barrow motor ability test, while nutritional status was evaluated based on the body mass index. IOTF criteria were used in order to assign participants into four distinctive groups – underweight, normal weight, overweight and obese. Differences between groups in motor ability status were tested by Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney tests. No significant differences were found between groups of a different nutritional status in most of the motor abilities, suggesting that BMI does not represent a high-quality predictor of motor abilities of children of lower elementary school grades.
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TY - CONF AU - Wilda Welis AU - Darni AU - Khairuddin PY - 2020 DA - 2020/08/25 TI - Nutritional and Motor Ability Status of Elementary School Student BT - 1st Progress in Social Science, Humanities and Education Research Symposium (PSSHERS 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 410 EP - 412 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200824.098 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200824.098 ID - Welis2020 ER -