Impaired wrist position sense is linked to motor abnormalities in young adults with a probable developmental coordination disorder

Yu Ting Tseng, Yi Hsuan Lin, Yi Wen Chen, Chia Liang Tsai, Fu Chen Chen

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Abstract

Proprioceptive deficits have been found to underlie motor abnormalities in individuals with movement disorders. This study investigated wrist proprioceptive acuity in young adults with and without probable developmental coordination disorder (DCD) and examined how proprioceptive acuity is linked to different domains of motor function. Thirty participants were included in this study (age, 19–22 years), ten with probable DCD and 20 controls. Wrist proprioceptive acuity was assessed using a joint position sense paradigm under contralateral and ipsilateral conditions. The Bruininks − Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency 2nd Edition (BOT-2) was used to measure different domains of motor ability. Compared to the control group, young adults with probable DCD exhibited significantly increased proprioceptive error variability in contralateral (p < 0.0001) and ipsilateral conditions (p < 0.05). Furthermore, wrist proprioceptive error variability was significantly associated with the levels of body coordination measured by BOT-2 (r = − 0.55). This study verified impaired wrist proprioceptive function in young adults with probable DCD, which is likely to contribute to motor impairment in adults with DCD.

Original languageEnglish
Article number136446
JournalNeuroscience Letters
Volume772
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Feb 16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Neuroscience

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