Effect of aerobic exercise training on anxiety in children with developmental coordination disorder
Introduction and Aim: Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by de?cits in both ?ne and gross motor coordination which has a signi?cant impact on a child's activities of daily living or school productivity. So, the study aims to find the effect of aerobic exercise training on anxiety in children with developmental coordination disorder. Only very few studies have so far examined the psychological benefits of aerobic exercise in children
... rcise in children with DCD who are already at a higher risk for anxiety problems. Materials and Methods: The school going children in Chennai district will be selected by convenient sampling method from the above-mentioned study setting based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria after a clear explanation about the study to the parents and teachers of the child with the inform consent an ascent will be obtained. Then the parents of the children are subjected to DCD-O7 questionnaire for the data collection. Results: Statistical Analysis made with quantitative data revealed statistically significant difference between pre and post-test values. Results of this current study provide support for the beneficial effects of aerobic exercise on reducing anxiety in children population. Conclusion: From the Result it has been concluded that the aerobic exercise showed the better result for reducing the increased level of anxiety in children with developmental coordination disorder. Hence this technique can be used for reducing anxiety of the DCD children and also to improve their quality of life, academic outcomes and physical activity. This study is the first study which has attempted to explore the relationship between aerobic exercise and anxiety in DCD Children.