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dc.contributor.authorBorremans, Erwin
dc.contributor.authorRintala, Pauli
dc.contributor.authorKielinen, Marko
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-16T09:52:56Z
dc.date.available2016-03-16T09:52:56Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationBorremans, E., Rintala, P., & Kielinen, M. (2009). Effectiveness of an exercise training program on youth with Asperger syndrome. <i>European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity</i>, <i>2</i>(2), 14-25. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5507/euj.2009.006" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.5507/euj.2009.006</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_18785190
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_36062
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/49078
dc.description.abstractAlthough exercise training programs are effective in improving physical fitness and motor competence in typically developing youth, insufficient data of the impact of interventions are available in youth with Asperger syndrome (AS). The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of an exercise program as part of an ongoing vocational training program for adolescents with AS on motor competence and physical fitness. Twenty adolescents with AS (mean age = 16.8yrs) were enrolled in this study. A quasi-experimental nonequivalent-control-group design with a follow-up measurement over a period of six months was followed. The intervention group received a 12-week physical exercise program focusing on improving motor competence and physical fitness. The structured activity program was applied 3 days a week for 1 hour. Data collection included pre-, post-, and follow-up evaluations using the Movement Assessment Battery for Children (M-ABC-II) and the EUROFIT physical fitness test together with training diaries and comments from teachers and guardians. Two 2X3 repeated measures ANOVAs indicated improved motor competence and physical fitness that was sustained over time. The exercise training program was successful with adolescents with AS and implementation of similar programs is therefore recommended.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherEuropean Federation of Adapted Physical Activity
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEuropean Journal of Adapted Physical Activity
dc.relation.urihttp://eujapa.upol.cz/index.php/EUJAPA/article/viewFile/17/15
dc.subject.otherAsperger oireyhtymä
dc.subject.otherharjoitusohjelma
dc.subject.othermotorinen pätevyys
dc.subject.otherM-ABC-II testi
dc.subject.otherEUROFIT-testi
dc.subject.otherAsperger syndrome
dc.subject.othertraining program
dc.subject.othermotor competence
dc.subject.otherM-ABC-II
dc.subject.otherEUROFIT-test
dc.titleEffectiveness of an exercise training program on youth with Asperger syndrome
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201603091793
dc.contributor.laitosLiikuntakasvatuksen laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Sport Sciencesen
dc.contributor.oppiaineErityisliikuntafi
dc.contributor.oppiaineAdapted Physical Activityen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2016-03-09T07:15:04Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange14-25
dc.relation.issn1803-3857
dc.relation.numberinseries2
dc.relation.volume2
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© European Federation of Adapted Physical Activity, 2009.
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.subject.ysofyysinen kunto
dc.subject.ysokömpelyys
dc.subject.ysonuoret
dc.subject.ysonuoruus
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p7384
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p25131
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p11617
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p15327
dc.relation.doi10.5507/euj.2009.006


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