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More active pre-school children have better motor competence at school starting age: an observational cohort study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, October 2016
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Title
More active pre-school children have better motor competence at school starting age: an observational cohort study
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BMC Public Health, October 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-3742-1
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Lisa M. Barnett, Jo Salmon, Kylie D. Hesketh

Abstract

Almost half of young children do not achieve minimum recommendations of 60 daily minutes in physical activity. Physical activity is potentially an important determinant of the development of motor competence in children. This study is one of very few longitudinal studies in this area and the first to investigate early childhood physical activity as a predictor of subsequent motor skill competence. Children were assessed as part of the Melbourne InFANT Program longitudinal cohort study at 19 months, 3.5 years and 5 years. Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) (accelerometry) was assessed at each time point. At age 5, children were also assessed in actual (Test of Gross Motor Development-2) and perceived motor competence (Pictorial Scale of Perceived Movement Skill Competence). General linear models were performed with all 12 skills (six object control and six locomotor skills), both actual and perceived, at age 5 as the respective outcome variables. Predictor variables alternated between MVPA at 19 months, 3.5 years and 5 years. Based on standardized TGMD-2 scores most children were average or below in their skill level at age 5. MVPA at 19 months was not a predictor of actual or perceived skill at age 5. MVPA at 3.5 years was associated with actual locomotor skill (B = 0.073, p = 0.033) and perceived total skill at 5 years of age (B = 0.059, p = 0.044). MVPA was not a predictor of actual or perceived object control skill at any age. Parents and preschool staff should be informed that more time in MVPA as a preschool child contributes to locomotor skill and to perceptions of skill ability in a child of school starting age. Understanding this relationship will assist in intervention development.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 200 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 37 19%
Student > Master 26 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 11%
Researcher 18 9%
Student > Postgraduate 13 7%
Other 41 21%
Unknown 43 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 68 34%
Nursing and Health Professions 23 12%
Medicine and Dentistry 13 7%
Social Sciences 11 6%
Psychology 10 5%
Other 22 11%
Unknown 53 27%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 31. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 March 2017.
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