Suspected motor problems and low preference for active play in childhood are associated with physical inactivity and low fitness in adolescence

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dc.contributor.author Kantomaa, Marko T.
dc.contributor.author Purtsi, Jarno
dc.contributor.author Taanila, Anja M.
dc.contributor.author Remes, Jouko
dc.contributor.author Viholainen, Helena
dc.contributor.author Rintala, Pauli
dc.contributor.author Ahonen, Timo
dc.contributor.author Tammelin, Tuija H.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-08T10:39:56Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-08T10:39:56Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Kantomaa, M., Purtsi, J., Taanila, A., Remes, J., Viholainen, H., Rintala, P., Ahonen, T. & Tammelin, T. (2011). Suspected motor problems and low preference for active play in childhood are associated with physical inactivity and low fitness in adolescence. PLoS ONE , 6 (1). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0014554
dc.identifier.issn 1053-8119
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/37340
dc.description.abstract Background - This prospective longitudinal study investigates whether suspected motor problems and low preference for active play in childhood are associated with physical inactivity and low cardiorespiratory fitness in adolescence. Methodology/Principal Findings - The study sample consisted of the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1986 (NFBC 1986) composed of 5,767 children whose parents responded to a postal inquiry concerning their children's motor skills at age 8 years and who themselves reported their physical activity at age 16 years. Cardiorespiratory fitness was measured with a cycle ergometer test at age 16 years. Odds ratios (OR) and their 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) for the level of physical activity and fitness were obtained from multinomial logistic regression and adjusted for socio-economic position and body mass index. Low preference for active play in childhood was associated with physical inactivity (boys: OR 3.31, 95% CI 2.42–4.53; girls: OR 1.79, 95% CI 1.36–2.36) and low cardiorespiratory fitness (boys: OR 1.87, 95% CI 1.27–2.74; girls: OR 1.52, 95% CI 1.09–2.11) in adolescence. Suspected gross (OR 2.16, 95% CI 1.33–3.49) and fine (OR 1.88, 95% CI 1.35–2.60) motor problems were associated with physical inactivity among boys. Children with suspected motor problems and low preference for active play tended to have an even higher risk of physical inactivity in adolescence. Conclusions/Significance - Low preference for active play in childhood was associated with physical inactivity and low cardiorespiratory fitness in adolescence. Furthermore, children with suspected motor problems and low preference for active play tended to have an even higher risk of physical inactivity in adolescence. Identification of children who do not prefer active play and who have motor problems may allow targeted interventions to support their motor learning and participation in active play and thereby promote their physical activity and fitness in later life. fi
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Public Library of Science
dc.relation.ispartofseries PLoS ONE
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dc.rights © 2011 Kantomaa et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
dc.subject.other motoriset ongelmat fi
dc.subject.other leikki fi
dc.subject.other lapsuus fi
dc.subject.other nuoruus fi
dc.subject.other liikunta-aktiivisuus fi
dc.subject.other motor problems en
dc.subject.other play en
dc.subject.other childhood en
dc.subject.other adolescence en
dc.subject.other physical activity en
dc.title Suspected motor problems and low preference for active play in childhood are associated with physical inactivity and low fitness in adolescence
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201202081146
dc.subject.kota 315
dc.subject.kota 515
dc.contributor.laitos Kasvatustieteiden laitos fi
dc.contributor.laitos Liikuntatieteiden laitos fi
dc.contributor.laitos Psykologian laitos fi
dc.contributor.laitos Department of Education en
dc.contributor.laitos Department of Sport Sciences en
dc.contributor.laitos Department of Psychology en
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.identifier.doi doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0014554
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eprint.status http://purl.org/eprint/type/status/PeerReviewed

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