Gross motor performance and physical fitness in children with psychiatric disorders
Wieringen, P.C.W. van
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0.05) than the population norm score. Physical fitness was poor in all subgroups. The subdomains locomotion and object control were unusually highly correlated in the PDD group (r=0.68). Moreover, only in the PDD group were the locomotion scores significantly correlated with neuromotor fitness (r=0.47, p=0.02). Interpretation The specific combinations of impairments in gross motor skills and physical fitness in children with psychiatric disorders indicate the importance of the assessment of these domains in order to provide interventions tailored to the specific profile of each individual child.