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The association between functional movement and overweight and obesity in British primary school children

Overview of attention for article published in Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy & Technology, May 2013
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Title
The association between functional movement and overweight and obesity in British primary school children
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Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy & Technology, May 2013
DOI 10.1186/2052-1847-5-11
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Michael J Duncan, Michelle Stanley, Sheila Leddington Wright

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to examine the association between functional movement and overweight and obesity in British children. METHODS: Data were obtained from 90, 7--10 year old children (38 boys and 52 girls). Body mass (kg) and height (m) were assessed from which body mass index (BMI) was determined and children were classified as normal weight, overweight or obese according to international cut offs. Functional movement was assessed using the functional movement screen. RESULTS: Total functional movement score was significantly, negatively correlated with BMI (P = .0001). Functional movement scores were also significantly higher for normal weight children compared to obese children (P = .0001). Normal weight children performed significantly better on all individual tests within the functional movement screen compared to their obese peers (P <0.05) and significantly better than overweight children for the deep squat (P = .0001) and shoulder mobility tests (P = .04). Overweight children scored significantly better than obese in the hurdle step (P = .0001), in line lunge (P = .05), shoulder mobility (P = .04) and active straight leg raise (P = .016).Functional movement scores were not significantly different between boys and girls (P > .05) when considered as total scores. However, girls performed significantly better than boys on the hurdle step (P = .03) and straight leg raise (P = .004) but poorer than boys on the trunk stability push-up (P = .014). CONCLUSIONS: This study highlights that overweight and obesity are significantly associated with poorer functional movement in children and that girls outperform boys in functional movements.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Unknown 109 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 19 17%
Student > Master 19 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 14%
Researcher 11 10%
Other 8 7%
Other 33 30%
Unknown 5 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 33 30%
Medicine and Dentistry 25 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 16 14%
Social Sciences 7 6%
Unspecified 4 4%
Other 12 11%
Unknown 14 13%

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