Project

Mechanisms of low movement skill in overweight children

Duration
01 October 2010 → 30 September 2014
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Education curriculum
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Pediatrics and neonatology
    • Pediatrics and neonatology
    • Public health care
    • Public health sciences
    • Public health services
    • Nursing
    • Pediatrics and neonatology
Keywords
children obesity movement skill
 
Project description

The mechanical hypothesis is mainly favoured which states that the extra mass and the different mass distribution can explain the lower movement skill in obese children. Although, studies recently suggest a perceptual motor processing problem in obese children and a possible relationship between physical activity level and degree of overweight. Therefore, this project's goal is to investigate these three mechanisms.