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Increased associated movements: influence of attention deficits and movement difficulties.
Hum Mov Sci. 2008 Apr; 27(2):310-24.HM

Abstract

This study was designed to examine whether increased associated movements (AMs) reflect motor difficulties or the symptoms associated with attention disorders. Four groups of male children (N=51) aged 6-8 years participated: Group 1 consisted of 13 children diagnosed with developmental coordination disorder (DCD); Group 2 consisted of 13 children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); Group 3 consisted of 10 children diagnosed with co-occurring DCD and ADHD, and Group 4 was a control sample of 15 children, with no known movement or attention difficulties. Various AM tasks were selected from established assessments and previous research to measure AM severity. The results supported the hypothesis that increased severity of AMs reflect movement difficulties with children in the DCD and DCD/ADHD groups displaying significantly more AMs than children in the ADHD and control groups (p<.001). No differences were found between the ADHD only and control groups (p=.67) or the DCD and DCD/ADHD groups (p=.81) suggesting that AM severity is not influenced by the neurodevelopmental symptoms associated with ADHD.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Sports Science, Exercise and Health, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009, Australia. mlicari@cyllene.uwa.edu.auNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18394736

Citation

Licari, Melissa, and Dawne Larkin. "Increased Associated Movements: Influence of Attention Deficits and Movement Difficulties." Human Movement Science, vol. 27, no. 2, 2008, pp. 310-24.
Licari M, Larkin D. Increased associated movements: influence of attention deficits and movement difficulties. Hum Mov Sci. 2008;27(2):310-24.
Licari, M., & Larkin, D. (2008). Increased associated movements: influence of attention deficits and movement difficulties. Human Movement Science, 27(2), 310-24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.humov.2008.02.013
Licari M, Larkin D. Increased Associated Movements: Influence of Attention Deficits and Movement Difficulties. Hum Mov Sci. 2008;27(2):310-24. PubMed PMID: 18394736.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Increased associated movements: influence of attention deficits and movement difficulties. AU - Licari,Melissa, AU - Larkin,Dawne, Y1 - 2008/04/03/ PY - 2008/4/9/pubmed PY - 2008/10/4/medline PY - 2008/4/9/entrez SP - 310 EP - 24 JF - Human movement science JO - Hum Mov Sci VL - 27 IS - 2 N2 - This study was designed to examine whether increased associated movements (AMs) reflect motor difficulties or the symptoms associated with attention disorders. Four groups of male children (N=51) aged 6-8 years participated: Group 1 consisted of 13 children diagnosed with developmental coordination disorder (DCD); Group 2 consisted of 13 children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); Group 3 consisted of 10 children diagnosed with co-occurring DCD and ADHD, and Group 4 was a control sample of 15 children, with no known movement or attention difficulties. Various AM tasks were selected from established assessments and previous research to measure AM severity. The results supported the hypothesis that increased severity of AMs reflect movement difficulties with children in the DCD and DCD/ADHD groups displaying significantly more AMs than children in the ADHD and control groups (p<.001). No differences were found between the ADHD only and control groups (p=.67) or the DCD and DCD/ADHD groups (p=.81) suggesting that AM severity is not influenced by the neurodevelopmental symptoms associated with ADHD. SN - 0167-9457 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18394736/Increased_associated_movements:_influence_of_attention_deficits_and_movement_difficulties_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0167-9457(08)00007-9 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -