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kharazmi university , behzadmoohamadi@gmail.com
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Background: motor proficiency plays an important role in mobility. But various factors effect on the motor proficiency. The purpose of this study was to comparison effect of body mass index, and age on motor proficiency in children, adolescents, and adults.
Methods: This research is descriptive of type causal comparative study. 360 boys from Tehran (120 people for each age group) were selected by targeted clustering method. The motor proficiency has been evaluated by the Bruninx-Oseretsky test, whose validity and reliability are appropriate for this sample study. Body mass index is calculated using the weight and height formula and is categorized using international body mass index charts. The statistical test of LSD was used to examine the difference between groups at a significant level (p <0.05).
Results: The results showed that age does not affect on motor proficiency; but body mass index effects on motor proficiency; So that skinny and obese children are less skilled than normal and overweight children, as well as in adolescents and adults overweight and obese are less skilled than normal and lean adolescents and adults.
Conclusion: The effect of body mass index on motor proficiency varies in different age groups. According to the results of this research, educators and specialists are available Identify and treat vulnerable groups at different ages in proportion to body mass index.

     
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Exercise Physiology

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