Proceedings of the 1st Progress in Social Science, Humanities and Education Research Symposium (PSSHERS 2019)

Nutritional and Motor Ability Status of Elementary School Student

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Wilda Welis, Darni, Khairuddin
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Wilda Welis
Available Online 25 August 2020.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200824.098How to use a DOI?
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nutritional status, motor ability, elementary school student
Abstract
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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Proceedings
1st Progress in Social Science, Humanities and Education Research Symposium (PSSHERS 2019)
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Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
25 August 2020
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978-94-6239-046-1
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2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200824.098How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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