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dc.contributor.authorGaul, David
dc.contributor.authorMat, Arimin
dc.contributor.authorO'Shea, Donal
dc.contributor.authorIssartel, Johann
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-06T16:10:54Z
dc.date.available2017-10-06T16:10:54Z
dc.date.issued2016-09
dc.identifier.citationImpaired Visual Motor Coordination in Obese Adults. 2016, 2016:6178575 J Obesen
dc.identifier.issn2090-0716
dc.identifier.pmid27994885
dc.identifier.doi10.1155/2016/6178575
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/622583
dc.descriptionTo investigate whether obesity alters the sensory motor integration process and movement outcome during a visual rhythmic coordination task. Methods. 88 participants (44 obese and 44 matched control) sat on a chair equipped with a wrist pendulum oscillating in the sagittal plane. The task was to swing the pendulum in synchrony with a moving visual stimulus displayed on a screen. Results. Obese participants demonstrated significantly (p < 0.01) higher values for continuous relative phase (CRP) indicating poorer level of coordination, increased movement variability (p < 0.05), and a larger amplitude (p < 0.05) than their healthy weight counterparts. Conclusion. These results highlight the existence of visual sensory integration deficiencies for obese participants. The obese group have greater difficulty in synchronizing their movement with a visual stimulus. Considering that visual motor coordination is an essential component of many activities of daily living, any impairment could significantly affect quality of life.en
dc.description.abstractObjective. To investigate whether obesity alters the sensory motor integration process and movement outcome during a visual rhythmic coordination task. Methods. 88 participants (44 obese and 44 matched control) sat on a chair equipped with a wrist pendulum oscillating in the sagittal plane. The task was to swing the pendulum in synchrony with a moving visual stimulus displayed on a screen. Results. Obese participants demonstrated significantly (p < 0.01) higher values for continuous relative phase (CRP) indicating poorer level of coordination, increased movement variability (p < 0.05), and a larger amplitude (p < 0.05) than their healthy weight counterparts. Conclusion. These results highlight the existence of visual sensory integration deficiencies for obese participants. The obese group have greater difficulty in synchronizing their movement with a visual stimulus. Considering that visual motor coordination is an essential component of many activities of daily living, any impairment could significantly affect quality of life.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJournal of Obesityen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of obesityen
dc.subject.meshCase-Control Studies
dc.subject.meshFemale
dc.subject.meshHumans
dc.subject.meshMale
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged
dc.subject.meshObesity, Morbid
dc.subject.meshPsychomotor Performance
dc.subject.meshVision Disorders
dc.titleImpaired Visual Motor Coordination in Obese Adults.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of obesityen
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-27T23:18:28Z
html.description.abstractObjective. To investigate whether obesity alters the sensory motor integration process and movement outcome during a visual rhythmic coordination task. Methods. 88 participants (44 obese and 44 matched control) sat on a chair equipped with a wrist pendulum oscillating in the sagittal plane. The task was to swing the pendulum in synchrony with a moving visual stimulus displayed on a screen. Results. Obese participants demonstrated significantly (p < 0.01) higher values for continuous relative phase (CRP) indicating poorer level of coordination, increased movement variability (p < 0.05), and a larger amplitude (p < 0.05) than their healthy weight counterparts. Conclusion. These results highlight the existence of visual sensory integration deficiencies for obese participants. The obese group have greater difficulty in synchronizing their movement with a visual stimulus. Considering that visual motor coordination is an essential component of many activities of daily living, any impairment could significantly affect quality of life.


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