Project

Motor competence in 6-10 year old children with overweight and obese children

Duration
01 October 2007 → 30 September 2011
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Education curriculum
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Orthopaedics
    • Pediatrics and neonatology
    • Orthopaedics
    • Pediatrics and neonatology
    • Public health care
    • Public health sciences
    • Public health services
    • Nursing
    • Orthopaedics
    • Pediatrics and neonatology
Keywords
children obesity motor control overweight
 
Project description

Motor competence (gross as well as fine motor skills) in prepubertal boys and girls is studied. Field test for the evaluation of motor competence as well as kinematic analyses in the lab are used. The aim is to investigate whether the mechanical effect of overweight is the only explanation for the supposed lower motor competence in children with overweight and obese children.