Motor coordination difficulties and physical fitness of extremely-low-birthweight children.

@article{Burns2009MotorCD,
  title={Motor coordination difficulties and physical fitness of extremely-low-birthweight children.},
  author={Yvonne R Burns and Marcella Danks and Michael J. A. O'Callaghan and Peter H. Gray and David Cooper and Leith Poulsen and Pauline Watter},
  journal={Developmental medicine and child neurology},
  year={2009},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={136-42}
}
Motor coordination difficulties and poor fitness exist in the extremely low birthweight (ELBW) population. This study investigated the relative impact of motor coordination on the fitness of ELBW children aged 11 to 13 years. One hundred and nine children were recruited to the study: 54 ELBW participants (mean age at assessment 12y 6mo; 31 male, 23 female; mean birthweight 769g, SD 148g; mean gestational age 26.6 weeks, SD 2.1 weeks) and 55 comparison children (mean age at assessment 12y 5mo… CONTINUE READING