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Leah E. Robinson
University of Michigan
Gross motor skillDevelopmental psychologyPsychologyMotor skillPhysical therapyMedicine
86Publications
19H-index
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#1Leah E. Robinson (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 19
#2Lu Wang (UM: University of Michigan)
Last. Dale A. Ulrich (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 26
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Introduction Data supports that motor skills are an underlying mechanism that influence physical activity along with perceived motor and physical competence, but the relationship between motor skills and physical activity during the early years is unclear. The goal of this study, Promoting Activity and Trajectories of Health (PATH) for Children, is to examine and compare the immediate (pre-test to post-test) and sustained (3-year follow-up) effect of an intervention on motor performance, physica...
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#1Katherine Q. Scott-Andrews (UM: University of Michigan)
#2Carissa Wengrovius (UM: University of Michigan)
Last. Leah E. Robinson (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 19
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PURPOSE The aim of this study is to examine the associations between parents' perceptions of their child's physical activity and eating behaviors to actual physical activity, body mass index percentage (BMI%), and body fat percentage (BF%). A secondary aim is to examine additional parental determinants to child's physical activity. METHODS Participants were preschool children (N = 114, 59 females, Mage= 4.06) from three University-sponsored centers and parents (N = 114, 107 mothers). Parents sel...
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#1Sanne L. C. Veldman (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 5
#2Rachel A. Jones (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 26
Last. D OkelyAnthony (Illawarra Health & Medical Research Institute)H-Index: 55
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AIM: Gross motor skills are important for children's health and development. Delays in these skills are a concern for healthy developmental trajectories and therefore early identification of delay is important. This study screened for gross motor delay in children from low-income communities and investigated potential risk factors associated with gross motor delay. METHODS: This cross-sectional study involved 701 pre-schoolers (Mage = 54.1 ± 8.6 months, 52.8% boys) from childcare services in low...
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BACKGROUND: Activity breaks are an established way physical activity may be incorporated into the preschool day. The purpose of this study was to examine what factors influenced moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) during a teacher-implemented classroom-based activity break (CBAB) in a Head Start population. METHODS: Ten-minute CBAB was conducted over 2 days in a quasi-experimental design; 99 preschoolers (mean age 3.80 [0.65] y; 49.5% male) from a convenience sample participated. Accel...
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#1Kara K. Palmer (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 6
#2Katherine M. Chinn (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 2
Last. Leah E. Robinson (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 19
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Abstract Purpose Physical activity (PA) and fundamental motor skills are important components of current and future trajectories of health in young children. This study examined the effects of a 5-week motor skill intervention on preschoolers’ motor skill competence and their PA behaviors while participating in the motor skills intervention or outdoor free-play (recess). Methods A total of 102 preschoolers served as participants and were part of a motor skill intervention group ( n = 64) or a co...
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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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#1Jill Whitall (UMD: University of Maryland, College Park)H-Index: 30
#2Nadja Schott (University of Stuttgart)H-Index: 10
Last. Jane E. Clark (UMD: University of Maryland, College Park)H-Index: 30
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#1Ryan M. Hulteen (University of Newcastle)H-Index: 5
#2Lisa M. Barnett (Deakin University)H-Index: 29
Last. David R. Lubans (University of Newcastle)H-Index: 45
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Participation in lifelong physical activities, such as yoga, golf, tennis or running are common endeavors in adolescence and adulthood. However, there is a lack of understanding of how competent individuals are in skills needed for these activities and how competency in these skills relates to physical activity and fitness. This study aimed to determine the initial predictive validity of the Lifelong Physical Activity Skills Battery related to physical activity and health-related fitness. One-hu...
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#1E. Kipling Webster (LSU: Louisiana State University)H-Index: 7
#2Samuel W. Logan (OSU: Oregon State University)H-Index: 10
Last. Leah E. Robinson (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 19
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Abstract This study investigated early indications of hypertension risk and the association of overweight and obesity in young girls from a low socioeconomic region of the rural South. 139 females (M age = 8.85 ± 1.67 years) from a rural school in the Southeastern region of the United States served as participants. Body mass index was calculated based on the child's height and weight measurements (kg/m2) and resting blood pressure measurements were taken with calibrated, automatic oscillations d...
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#1Sheri J. Brock (AU: Auburn University)H-Index: 7
Last. Brenna Cosgrove (AU: Auburn University)
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There is a need to promote daily physical activity in school-age populations. This preliminary study examined the benefits of a school-based physical activity promotion program, Walking Wednesday, on step counts during Physical Education in elementary students. Step counts were monitored during three consecutive PE classes ( N =144, mean age 10.64 + .62 years). Physical Education Walking Wednesday (PE -Walking Wednesday) required students to complete one mile at their own pace on one day per wee...
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