Relationship between time use in physical activity and gross motor performance of preschool children

Ling-Yi Lin, Rong-Ju Cherng, Yung Jung Chen

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摘要

Background/aim: Participation in physical activity is an important health concern for children in most Western communities, but little is known about Asian children's participation. The purpose of this study was to extend the current knowledge on how much time preschool children in Taiwan spend on physical activity, to examine its relationship with gross motor performance and to provide information on the establishment of physical activity guidelines for preschool children in Taiwan. Methods: Two hundred and sixty-four children between 36 and 71 months old were recruited from a university medical centre and from preschools in Taiwan. The primary outcomes were measured using the Movement Assessment Battery for Children-Second Edition and the modified Preschool-aged Children's Physical Activity Questionnaire. Results: 89.8% of our participants did not meet the recommendations from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education for time spent in physical activities. Participants spent an average of 155 minutes/week in low intensity physical activity. Children with motor difficulties tended to spend less time on physical activity than did typically developing children. The mother's level of education and whether the child was overweight or obese correlated with how much time the children spent on physical activity. Conclusions: We conclude that paediatric occupational therapists should explain to parents the relationship between physical activity and motor development and advocate for developmentally positive physical activities for preschool children. Physical activity guidelines for Taiwanese preschoolers should be established immediately.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)49-57
頁數9
期刊Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
64
發行號1
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2017 二月 1

指紋

Preschool Children
Exercise
Taiwan
Guidelines
Physical Education and Training
Sports
Parents
Mothers
Pediatrics
Education

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Occupational Therapy

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