The age-related association of movement in Irish adolescent youth

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dc.contributor.author Lester, Diarmuid
dc.contributor.author McGrane, Bronagh
dc.contributor.author Belton, Sarahjane
dc.contributor.author Duncan, Michael J.
dc.contributor.author Chambers, Fiona
dc.contributor.author O'Brien, Wesley
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-08T13:33:49Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-08T13:33:49Z
dc.date.issued 2017-10-02
dc.identifier.citation Lester, D., McGrane, B., Belton, S., Duncan, M., Chambers, F. and O’Brien, W. (2017) 'The age-related association of movement in Irish adolescent youth', Sports, 5(4), 77 (16pp). doi: 10.3390/sports5040077 en
dc.identifier.volume 5
dc.identifier.issued 4
dc.identifier.startpage 1
dc.identifier.endpage 16
dc.identifier.issn 2075-4663
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5158
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/sports5040077
dc.description.abstract (1) Background: Research has shown that post-primary Irish youth are insufficiently active and fail to reach a level of proficiency across basic movement skills. The purpose of the current research was to gather cross-sectional baseline data on Irish adolescent youth, specifically the prevalence of movement skills and patterns, in order to generate an overall perspective of movement within the first three years (Junior Certificate level) of post-primary education; (2) Methods: Data were collected on adolescents (N = 181; mean age: 14.42 0.98 years), attending two, mixed-gender schools. Data collection included 10 fundamental movement skills (FMS) and the seven tests within the Functional Movement Screen (FMS™). The data set was analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 20.0 forWindows; (3) Results: Overall, levels of actual mastery within fundamental and functional movement were low. There were statistically significant age-related differences observed, with a progressive decline as age increased in both the object control (p = 0.002) FMS sub-domain, and the in-line lunge (p = 0.048) test of the FMS™; (4) Conclusion: In summary, we found emerging evidence that school year group is significantly associated with mastery of movement skills and patterns. Results from the current study suggest that developing a specifically tailored movement-oriented intervention would be a strategic step towards improving the low levels of adolescent fundamental and functional movement proficiency.
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dc.rights © 2017, the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject Age en
dc.subject Fundamental movement skills en
dc.subject Functional movement screen en
dc.subject Adolescent en
dc.title The age-related association of movement in Irish adolescent youth en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Diarmuid Lester, Education, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: 111724699@umail.ucc.ie en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Sports en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress 111724699@umail.ucc.ie en
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