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dc.contributor.authorSlaton, Anthony
dc.contributor.authorKowalski, Alysse J
dc.contributor.authorZemanick, Amy
dc.contributor.authorPulling Kuhn, Ann
dc.contributor.authorHager, Erin R
dc.contributor.authorBlack, Maureen M
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-24T20:35:59Z
dc.date.available2020-11-24T20:35:59Z
dc.date.issued2020-11-18
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/14141
dc.description.abstractGlobal physical activity guidelines for preschoolers include 60 min of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) daily. This study, based on the developmental model of motor skill competence, examines how motor competence relates to preschoolers’ likelihood of meeting global guidelines using ankle accelerometry. We measured physical activity using 24-h ankle-placement accelerometry (Actical) for at least two consecutive days (87% with six-seven days), motor competence using the Test of Gross Motor Development-2 (TGMD-2), and BMI-for-age z-scores (BMIz) using anthropometry and age-and sex-specific CDC norms. Caregivers provided demographic characteristics of children’s age, sex, and race. We used multivariable logistic regression to examine how motor competence, BMIz weight status, and demographic characteristics related to meeting global physical activity guidelines. The sample included 588 preschoolers, age 3–5 years; 55% male; 60% white; and 28% overweight/obese; 75% attained the recommended 60 min of MVPA per day. The odds of meeting MVPA guidelines were associated with higher gross motor quotient, higher object control scores, sex (male), age (older), and race (white), but not with BMIz weight status. Findings support the use of 24-h ankle accelerometry among preschoolers and are consistent with the developmental model of motor competence applied to preschoolers, whereby object control competence relates positively to attaining global physical activity guidelines.en_US
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17228546en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMDPI AGen_US
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Healthen_US
dc.subjectmotor competenceen_US
dc.subjectphysical activityen_US
dc.subjectpreschooleren_US
dc.titleMotor Competence and Attainment of Global Physical Activity Guidelines among a Statewide Sample of Preschoolers.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph17228546
dc.identifier.pmid33217996
dc.source.journaltitleInternational journal of environmental research and public health
dc.source.volume17
dc.source.issue22
dc.source.countryUnited States
dc.source.countrySwitzerland


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