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Skeletal maturation, fundamental motor skills and motor coordination in children 7-10 years.

Freitas, DL and Lausen, B and Maia, JA and Lefevre, J and Gouveia, R and Thomis, M and Antunes, AM and Claessens, AL and Beunen, G and Malina, RM (2015) 'Skeletal maturation, fundamental motor skills and motor coordination in children 7-10 years.' Journal of Sports Sciences, 33 (9). pp. 924-934. ISSN 1466-447X

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Abstract

Relationships between skeletal maturation and fundamental motor skills and gross motor coordination were evaluated in 429 children (213 boys and 216 girls) 7-10 years. Skeletal age was assessed (Tanner-Whitehouse 2 method), and stature, body mass, motor coordination (Körperkoordinations Test für Kinder, KTK) and fundamental motor skills (Test of Gross Motor Development, TGMD-2) were measured. Relationships among chronological age, skeletal age (expressed as the standardised residual of skeletal age on chronological age) and body size and fundamental motor skills and motor coordination were analysed with hierarchical multiple regression. Standardised residual of skeletal age on chronological age interacting with stature and body mass explained a maximum of 7.0% of the variance in fundamental motor skills and motor coordination over that attributed to body size per se. Standardised residual of skeletal age on chronological age alone accounted for a maximum of 9.0% of variance in fundamental motor skills, and motor coordination over that attributed to body size per se and interactions between standardised residual of skeletal age on chronological age and body size. In conclusion, skeletal age alone or interacting with body size has a negligible influence on fundamental motor skills and motor coordination in children 7-10 years.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: bone age; growth; maturation; motor development
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Mathematical Sciences, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2015 15:10
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 13:23
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/13225

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