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Motor Competence Levels and Prevalence of Developmental Coordination Disorder in Spanish Children: The MOVI-KIDS Study.

Authors
  • Amador-Ruiz, Santiago1
  • Gutierrez, David1
  • Martínez-Vizcaíno, Vicente2, 3
  • Gulías-González, Roberto1
  • Pardo-Guijarro, María J2, 4
  • Sánchez-López, Mairena2, 5
  • 1 Facultad de Educación, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Ronda de Calatrava, 3, 13071 Ciudad Real, Spain. , (Spain)
  • 2 Centro de Estudios Sociosanitarios, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, C/ Santa Teresa Jornet, s/n, 16071 Cuenca, Spain. , (Spain)
  • 3 Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Autónoma de Chile, Avenida Pedro de Valdivia 425, 3460000 Talca, Chile. , (Chile)
  • 4 Facultad de Educación, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Camino Pozuelo, s/n, 16071 Cuenca, Spain. , (Spain)
  • 5 Facultad de Educación, Universidad de Castilla-LaMancha, Ronda de Calatrava, 3, 13071 Ciudad Real, Spain. , (Spain)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of school health
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2018
Volume
88
Issue
7
Pages
538–546
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/josh.12639
PMID: 29864209
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Motor competence (MC) affects numerous aspects of children's daily life. The aims of this study were to: evaluate MC, provide population-based percentile values for MC; and determine the prevalence of developmental coordination disorder (DCD) in Spanish schoolchildren. This cross-sectional study included 1562 children aged 4 to 6 years from Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. MC was assessed using the Movement Assessment Battery for Children-Second Edition. Values were analyzed according to age, sex, socioeconomic status (SES), environment (rural/urban), and type of school. Boys scored higher than girls in aiming and catching, whereas girls aged 6 scored higher than boys in balance. Children living in rural areas and those attending to public schools obtained better scores in aiming and catching than those from urban areas and private schools. The prevalence of DCD was 9.9%, and 7.5% of children were at risk of having movement problems. Motor test scores can represent a valuable reference to evaluate and compare the MC in schoolchildren. Schools should identify motor problems at early ages and design initiatives which prevent or mitigate them. © 2018, American School Health Association.

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