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Footwear and locomotor skill performance in preschoolers.

Authors
Robinson-LE; Rudisill-ME; Weimar-WH; Breslin-CM; Shroyer-JF; Morera-M
Source
Percept Mot Skills 2011 Oct; 113(2):534-538
NIOSHTIC No.
20040027
Abstract
The effect of footwear on locomotor skill performance was examined. 12 children (4 boys, 8 girls; M age = 56.3 mo., SD = 3.3) served as participants. Participants were randomly assigned to perform the locomotor subscale of Ulrich's Test of Gross Motor Development in two shoe conditions (Condition 1: Stride Rite(R) athletic shoes, and Condition 2: flip flop sandals). Children scored significantly higher when wearing athletic shoes than flip-flop sandals. This finding is relevant for motor performance and safety in physical education and movement programs.
Keywords
Age-factors; Age-groups; Children; Convergent; Motion-studies; Physiological-factors; Physiological-measurements; Physiological-testing; Psychological-factors; Safety-measures; Statistical-analysis; Statistical-analysis
Contact
L. E. Robinson, Auburn University, Deptpartment of Kinesiology, 2050 Memorial Coliseum, Auburn, AL 36849 USA
CODEN
PMOSAZ
Publication Date
20111001
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2012
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
B12212011
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0031-5125
NIOSH Division
HELD
Source Name
Perceptual and Motor Skills
State
AL; PA; DC
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