The relationship between the behavior problems and motor skills of students with intellectual disability.

TitleThe relationship between the behavior problems and motor skills of students with intellectual disability.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsLee, Y, Jeoung, B
JournalJ Exerc Rehabil
Volume12
Issue6
Pagination598-603
Date Published2016 Dec
ISSN2288-176X
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between the motor skills and the behavior problems of students with intellectual disabilities. The study participants were 117 students with intellectual disabilities who were between 7 and 25 years old (male, n=79; female, n=38) and attending special education schools in South Korea. Motor skill abilities were assessed by using the second version of the Bruininks-Oseretsky test of motor proficiency, which includes subtests in fine motor control, manual coordination, body coordination, strength, and agility. Data were analyzed with SPSS IBM 21 by using correlation and regression analyses, and the significance level was set at P<0.05. The results showed that fine motor precision and integration had a statistically significant influence on aggressive behavior. Manual dexterity showed a statistically significant influence on somatic complaint and anxiety/depression, and bilateral coordination had a statistically significant influence on social problems, attention problem, and aggressive behavior. Our results showed that balance had a statistically significant influence on social problems and aggressive behavior, and speed and agility had a statistically significant influence on social problems and aggressive behavior. Upper limb coordination and strength had a statistically significant influence on social problems.

DOI10.12965/jer.1632854.427
Alternate JournalJ Exerc Rehabil
PubMed ID28119883
PubMed Central IDPMC5227323

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