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ERIC Number: EJ903482
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1930-4595
Physical Fitness Performance of Young Adults with and without Cognitive Impairments
Zhang, Jiabei; Piwowar, Nathan; Reilly, Coleen Jennifer
ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, v4 n1 p46-51 Spr-Sum 2009
The purpose of this investigation was to analyze the physical fitness performance of young adults with and without cognitive impairments. Participants were 75 young adults, including 41 without disabilities (23 females, 18 males; M of age = 21.88) and 34 with mild cognitive impairments (14 females, 20 males; M of age = 21.79). They received measures on seven test-items selected based on "The Brockport Physical Fitness Test," including 20-m pacer, curl ups, flexed arm hang, skinfolds of triceps, skinfolds of calf, sit and reach with left leg, and sit and reach with right leg. A simple multivariable analysis (MANOVA) was used to analyze the differences on physical fitness test-items between participants with and without cognitive impairments. Results showed a significant difference (Wilks' Lambda = 0.21, F[7, 67] = 37.19, p = 0.00) between two groups. The follow-up tests also showed significant difference on all test-items but skinfolds of triceps and calf between two groups. These findings revealed that young adults with cognitive impairments showed lower fitness performance on cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and range of motion than their normal peers. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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