Poster Session  |   July 2015
Gender Differences in Physical Fitness and Obesity Between Children With and Without Developmental Coordination Disorder
Author Affiliations
  • Ono Academic College
  • Hebrew University
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • Alyn Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
Article Information
Health and Wellness / Mental Health / Neurologic Conditions / Obesity / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   July 2015
Gender Differences in Physical Fitness and Obesity Between Children With and Without Developmental Coordination Disorder
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2015, Vol. 69, 6911515071p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO2115
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2015, Vol. 69, 6911515071p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO2115
Abstract

Date Presented 4/16/2015

The association among physical fitness, obesity, and gender in children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) and typical children was studied. Findings show that children with DCD are less physically fit and more overweight. Girls weighed more and had a significantly higher percentage of body fat than boys. Further studies are essential.