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Shoja M, Vaez Mousavi S M K, Ghasemi A. Effect of Game-centered Exercises on the Physical Self-concept of Overweight Students with a Developmental Coordination Disorder. HSR 2019; 15 (3) :184-191
URL: http://hsr.mui.ac.ir/article-1-1090-en.html
1- PhD Student of Motor Development, Science and Research Branch, Faculty of Humanities, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
2- Professor, Imam Hossein University, Science and Research Branch, Faculty of Humanities, Tehran, Iran
3- Assistant Professor of Motor Learning, Science and Research Branch, Faculty of Humanities, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
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Background: Body composition changes affect different physical, motor, and mental aspects of individuals. Self-concept weakness poses a serious problem for both overweight children and children with developmental coordination disorder. In this regard, the present study aimed to assess the effect of play-based exercises on the self-concept of overweight children with developmental coordination disorder. Methods: This semi-experimental study was conducted on a total number of  50 children aged 8-10 years which were selected from elementary schools using the targeted sampling method and based on entry criteria. Following the pre-test, the participants were randomly assigned to the experimental group (n = 30) and control group (n = 20). In pre-test and post-test, the Movement Assessment Battery for Children (MABC-2) was used to measure the coordination disorder of subjects, and their physical self-concept was assessed using Wilson questionnaire. The experimental group underwent training for 3 months. In post-test, the data were analyzed in SPSS software (version 21) using a one-way analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) at a significant level of 0.05. Findings: As evidenced by the obtained results, a significant difference was detected between the scores of self-concept and subscales, including coordination, desirability, self-esteem, flexibility, and appearance between the two groups. Nonetheless, no significant difference was observed in the components of strength, endurance, physical activity, and health. Conclusion: Childhood is one of the important stages in the formation of self-concept. Based on the results, games can exert beneficial effects on the social and psychological development of overweight children with coordination disorders who are more exposed to emotional problems.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: education health and promotion
Received: 2020/07/16 | Accepted: 2020/01/15 | Published: 2020/01/15

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