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Nancy Getchell
University of Delaware
Gross motor skillDevelopmental psychologyPsychologyMotor skillPhysical therapy
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PURPOSE: To identify clinical predictors of post-concussion subsequent musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries. METHODS: We recruited 66 NCAA intercollegiate student-athletes with a diagnosed concussion as well as 36 NCAA student-athletes without a concussion. All participants completed a multifaceted concussion baseline consisting of 1) 22-item 0-6 self-reported symptom checklist with outcomes including both the number of symptoms endorsed (0 - 22) and 2) total symptom score (0 - 132), 3) Standard Asses...
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#1Nancy Getchell (UD: University of Delaware)H-Index: 15
#2Nadja Schott (University of Stuttgart)H-Index: 10
Last. Ali Brian (USC: University of South Carolina)H-Index: 7
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#1Thomas A. BuckleyH-Index: 16
#2Jessie R. OldhamH-Index: 6
Last. Caroline M. HowardH-Index: 1
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Objective To identify post-concussion subsequent lower extermity musculoskeletal injury predictors from a clinical concussion assessment. Background Emerging evidence has identified an elevated risk of subsequent lower extremity musculoskeletal injury (LE-MSK) in the year post-concussion. This approximately 2-fold elevated risk has been identified in diverse populations including high school, college, professional sports and military populations. While persistent impairments in postural control ...
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ABSTRACTPurposeThe purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between repetitive head impacts (RHI) and clinical concussion assessments across a season among collegiate football (FB) and women’s soccer (WSOC) players.MethodsFifteen male FB and 23 WSOC players participated in this study.
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#1Kimberly Milla (UD: University of Delaware)
#2Elham Bakhshipour (UD: University of Delaware)
Last. Nancy Getchell (UD: University of Delaware)H-Index: 15
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In the current study, we used functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to compare prefrontal cortex (PFC) activity in adults as they performed two conditions of the Tower of Hanoi (ToH) disk-transfer task that have equivalent executive function but different motor requirements. This study explored cognitive workload, here defined as the cognitive effort utilized while problem-solving by performance output. The first condition included a two-dimensional (2D) computerized ToH where participan...
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#1Kathleen M. HaywoodH-Index: 12
#2Nancy GetchellH-Index: 15
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#1Jane E. Clark (UMD: University of Maryland, College Park)H-Index: 30
#2Farid Bardid (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 7
Last. Jill Whitall (University of Southampton)H-Index: 30
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Motor development research has had a rich history over the 20th century with a wide array of scientists contributing to a broad and deep body of literature. Just like the process of development, progress within the field has been non-linear, with rapid periods of growth occurring after the publication of key research articles that changed how we conceptualized and explored motor development. These publications provided new ways to consider developmental issues and, as a result, ignited change in...
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#1Priscila Caçola (UTA: University of Texas at Arlington)H-Index: 11
#2Nancy Getchell (UD: University of Delaware)H-Index: 15
Last. Hanli Liu (UTA: University of Texas at Arlington)H-Index: 33
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Abstract Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is as a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by poor motor proficiency, which impacts academic performance and activities of daily living. Several studies have determined that children with DCD activate different regions of the brain when performing motor skills in comparison to typically developing (TD) children. However, none have used Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) to explore cortical activation in this population. With t...
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#1Linda M. Gagen (NSU: Norfolk State University)
#2Nancy Getchell (UD: University of Delaware)H-Index: 15
Successful movement experiences for children should be carefully designed to ensure the highest chance of success, making it more likely that children will enjoy movement and engage in active play. The theory of constraints, from the ecological perspective of motor development, provides the guiding principles that allow teachers to match the most important characteristics of the child with the environment to help them design tasks so that desired movements are more likely to emerge. The constrai...
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#1Nancy Getchell (UD: University of Delaware)H-Index: 15
#2Alex Schilder (UD: University of Delaware)
Last. Amy Trask (UD: University of Delaware)
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Abstract Research in motor learning has shown that the ways in which practices are organized can affect the amount of learning that occurs. Blocked practices, in which the same skill is repeated many times before moving to the next skill, leads to better performance during acquisition than random practices, in which skills are interwoven. However, those in the random practice groups perform better than blocked on retention and transfer tests, indicating better motor learning. This effect of rand...
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