Georgia D Tsiotra

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We investigated whether children with suspected Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD+) demonstrate different physical fitness levels compared with their normal peers (DCD-). Randomly recruited Greek children (n = 177) were assessed for body mass index (BMI), flexibility (SR), vertical jump (VJ), hand strength (HS), 40m dash, aerobic power, and motor(More)
We examined whether lifestyle differences between Canadian and Greek children may be reflected in Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) prevalence rates. Data revealed that the relatively inactive Greek children demonstrated higher DCD prevalence rates compared to the Canadian sample and exhibited a greater risk for clinical obesity and low(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the hypothesis that improved prediction of bioenergetics may be achieved when proxies are designed to simulate closely gold standard laboratory protocols. To accomplish this, a modified 'square' variation (SST) of the classical 20m Multistage Shuttle Run Test (MST) was designed aiming to reduce the stopping, turning(More)
We adopted allometric models to identify the most appropriate body size/shape characteristics associated with physical performance activities of Greek school children. Children underwent assessments for aerobic and anaerobic fitness, flexibility and hand-grip strength. Results suggest that the inverse Ponderal index and not BMI is the most appropriate(More)
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