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Title: Effects of group-based versus individual-based exercise training on motor performance in children with developmental coordination disorder : a randomized controlled pilot study
Authors: Hung, WWY
Pang, MYC 
Keywords: Exercise
Balance
Motor
Developmental coordination disorder
Rehabilitation
Issue Date: Feb-2010
Publisher: Foundation for Rehabilitation Information
Source: Journal of rehabilitation medicine, Feb. 2010, v. 42, no. 2, p. 122-128 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of rehabilitation medicine 
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of group-based and individual-based motor skill training on motor performance in children with developmental coordination disorder.
DESIGN: Randomized controlled pilot intervention study.
Subjects/patients: Twenty-three children (4 girls) with develop­­­mental coordination disorder (mean age (standard deviation (SD)) 8 years (1 year and 2 months)).
METHODS: Twelve children were randomly assigned to undergo a motor training programme once a week for 8 consecutive weeks in a group setting, and 11 children received the same training on an individual basis during the same period. Each child was also instructed to perform home exercises on a daily basis. The Movement Assessment Battery for Children (MABC) was used to assess motor ability. Home exercise compliance and parental satisfaction with the programmes were also evaluated.
RESULTS: A significant reduction in the MABC total impairment score was found following both group-based (mean –4.4 (SD 5.0), p = 0.003) and individual-based training (mean –5.2 (SD 5.1), p = 0.016). However, the change in total impairment score did not differ significantly between the 2 groups (p = 0.379). There was similarly no significant between-group difference in home exercise compliance (p = 0.288) and parental satisfaction (p = 0.379).
CONCLUSION: Group-based training produced similar gains in motor performance to individual-based training. Group-based training may be the preferred treatment option due to the associated cost savings.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/5740
ISSN: 1650-1977
EISSN: 1651-2081
DOI: 10.2340/16501977-0496
Rights: © 2010 The Authors.
Journal Compilation © 2010 Foundation of Rehabilitation Information.
The article is available at <http://www.medicaljournals.se/jrm/content/?doi=10.2340/16501977-0496>
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