Motor performance of Roma pupils in the first grade of primary schools in Slovakia

Pavol Bartík
2014 Physiotherapy  
AbstractThe aim of research was to Roma pupils in the first grade of primary schools ascertain the essential characteristics somatometric and their level of physical performance. The research was done at the end of the school year 2013/2014. The sample included from 188 students aged 7th to 10th years in primary schools in the districts of Rimavská Sobota and Rožňava. Physically we investigated the performance test battery EUROFIT. Our research group was compared with a nationwide non-Roma
more » ... nwide non-Roma pupils by Moravec et al. [11]. Test battery EUROFIT: flamingo balance test, plate tapping, hand dynamometer, sit-ups 30 s, standing broad jump, bent arm hang, shuttle run 10 × 5 meters, shuttle endurance run. When comparing the performance of our group of Roma boys and girls aged 7-10 years to the general population by Moravec et al. [11], we found out that Roma pupils were significantly worse.
doi:10.1515/physio-2014-0011 fatcat:c3yh5bwmebgx3iwnqs7w7c2yhu