Locomotion postural variability and coordination in boys with overweight

PARVINPOUR, Shahab, BALALI, Marzie, SHAFIZADEH, Mohsen, SAMIMI PAZHUH, Fatemeh, DUNCAN, Michael and BROOM, David (2021). Locomotion postural variability and coordination in boys with overweight. Adaptive Behavior.

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The purpose of this study was to examine the variability and coordination of postural adaptations in normal weight children and those with overweight in running and hopping. Fifty-six boys between 7-10 years were classified into groups as overweight (n=33) or normal-weight (n=23). They performed two trials of running and hopping over a 20-meter straight line distance. Accelerometers were attached on the trunk and head for collecting body movements in different directions from 15 strides. Postural variability and coordination were calculated by multiscale entropy and cross approximate entropy for the running and hopping trials, separately. Findings highlight overweight boys had significantly higher trunk-head coordination in mediolateral direction than normal-weight boys (0.72 vs. 0.68). The hopping movement pattern had highest variability (9.88 vs. 8.77) and trunk-head coordination (0.61 vs. 0.67) than running. Excess body mass demands additional postural adaptations to compensate for reducing the risk of losing balance laterally in boys with overweight.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing; 1701 Psychology; 1702 Cognitive Sciences; Artificial Intelligence & Image Processing
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/10597123211024008
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2021 10:17
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2021 08:33
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/28730

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