Physical activity and movement skills proficiency of young Filipino children

Capio, Catherine M., Sit, Cindy H. P., Eguia, Kathlynne F. and Abernethy, Bruce (2014) Physical activity and movement skills proficiency of young Filipino children. Pediatrics International, 56 4: 651-653. doi:10.1111/ped.12436

Author Capio, Catherine M.
Sit, Cindy H. P.
Eguia, Kathlynne F.
Abernethy, Bruce
Title Physical activity and movement skills proficiency of young Filipino children
Journal name Pediatrics International   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1328-8067
Publication date 2014-08-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/ped.12436
Volume 56
Issue 4
Start page 651
End page 653
Total pages 3
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Language eng
Abstract Recent reports indicate an increasing prevalence of overweight among Filipino children. Considering the known association of physical activity (PA) with obesity, this study reports the findings of an objective monitoring of PA in a sample of Filipino children. The study also explores the relationship of PA with fundamental movement skills (FMS) proficiency. Thirty-two children (6.54 ± 2.45 years old) wore an accelerometer for 7 days of PA monitoring and were assessed on five FMS (throw, catch, kick, run, jump). The children met the World Health Organization’s recommendation of 60 min of PA per day, with more active time being accrued during weekdays than weekends. Children with greater FMS proficiency were found to spend more time in PA than those who were less skillful during weekends. Further research is recommended to examine PA and FMS proficiency associations, exploring the role of social interactions on weekends and weekdays.
Keyword Children
Movement skills
Physical activity
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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