Factors associated with inadequate fine motor skills in Brazilian students of different socioeconomic status

Factors associated with inadequate fine motor skills in Brazilian students of different socioeconomic status

Author Bobbio, Tatiana Godoy Google Scholar
Morcillo, Andre Moreno Google Scholar
Barros Filho, Antonio de Azevedo Google Scholar
Gimenes Goncalves, Vanda Maria Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract The objective of this study was to evaluate and compare the motor coordination of Brazilian schoolchildren of different socioeconomic status in their first year of primary education. Factors associated with inadequate fine motor skills were identified. A total of 238 schoolchildren, 118 from a public school and 120 from a private school, were evaluated on fine motor skills using the Evolutional Neurological Examination. Statistical analysis was performed using univariate logistic regression followed by multivariate analysis. Children attending public school had a 5.5-fold greater risk of having inadequate fine motor skills for their age compared to children attending private school, while children who started school after four years of age had a 2.8-fold greater risk of having inadequate motor coordination compared to children who began school earlier. Data for this sample suggest socioeconomic factors and later entry of children to school may be associated with their fine motor skills.
Language English
Date 2007-12-01
Published in Perceptual and Motor Skills. Missoula: Ammons Scientific, Ltd, v. 105, n. 3, p. 1187-1195, 2007.
ISSN 0031-5125 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Ammons Scientific, Ltd
Extent 1187-1195
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.2466/PMS.105.4.1187-1195
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000253665700021
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/30205

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