Facial reconstruction

Search LJMU Research Online

Browse Repository | Browse E-Theses

Effect of a 6-Week Active Play Intervention on Fundamental Movement Skill Competence of Preschool Children

Foulkes, JD and Knowles, ZR and Fairclough, SJ and Stratton, G and O'Dwyer, M and Ridgers, N and Foweather, L (2017) Effect of a 6-Week Active Play Intervention on Fundamental Movement Skill Competence of Preschool Children. Perceptual and Motor Skills. ISSN 1558-688X

[img] Text
EFFECT OF A SIX WEEK ACTIVE PLAY INTERVENTION ON FUNDAMENTAL MOVEMENT SKILL COMPETENCE OF PRESCHOOL CHILDREN A CLUSTER RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL.pdf - Accepted Version

Download (555kB)

Abstract

This study examined the effectiveness of an active play intervention on fundamental movement skills among 3- to 5-year-old children from deprived communities. In a cluster randomized controlled trial design, six preschools received a resource pack and a 6-week local authority program involving staff training with help implementing 60-minute weekly sessions and postprogram support. Six comparison preschools received a resource pack only. Twelve skills were assessed at baseline, postintervention, and at a 6-month follow-up using the Children’s Activity and Movement in Preschool Study Motor Skills Protocol. One hundred and sixty-two children (Mean age = 4.64 ± 0.58 years; 53.1% boys) were included in the final analyses. There were no significant differences between groups for total fundamental movement skill, object-control skill or locomotor skill scores, indicating a need for program modification to facilitate greater skill improvements.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1106 Human Movement And Sports Science, 1701 Psychology, 1702 Cognitive Science
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Sport & Exercise Sciences
Publisher: Ammons Scientific Ltd.
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2017 09:56
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2017 00:50
DOI or Identification number: 10.1177/0031512516685200
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5365

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item