Body mass index and percent body fat in goalball and movement education in male and female children with severe visual impairment

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Caliskan E., Pehlivan A., Erzeybek M. S. , Çelik Kayapınar F., Agopyan A. , Yuksel S., ...Daha Fazla

NEUROLOGY PSYCHIATRY AND BRAIN RESEARCH, cilt.17, sa.2, ss.39-41, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.npbr.2011.03.001
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.39-41


Objective: The aim of the present study was to compare 3 months percent body fat (PBF) and body mass index (BMI) in children with severe visual impairment enrolled in goalball and movement education.

Methods: Participants were 24 boys and 22 girls with visual impairment, 10–15 years of age (M = 12.5 years, SD = 1.5). Skin-fold measurements were performed on the right side of the body by using Holtain calipers.
Results: Both BMI and PBF reduced in boy and girl goalball players. PBF reduced in both boys and girls of movement education group; BMI increased in boys and decreased in girls. In
girls, reduction in PBF was higher in goalball group than in movement education group. 

Conclusions: Maturation confounds these data but movement education in especially boys
and goalball in especially girls may contribute physical and/or motor fitness.