ERIC Number: EJ539210
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Visual Impairment on the Strength of Children's Hip and Knee Extensors.
Wyatt, L.; Ng, G. Y.
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v91 n1 p40-46 Jan-Feb 1997
A test of 32 children's hip and knee extensors found that children born blind or with low vision are at risk of developing weak lower-limb extensors, with congenitally blind children at greatest risk. After correcting for lean body weight, the differences between sighted children and those with low vision were insignificant. Results support the value of early physical intervention. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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