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TitleA narrative review of motor competence in children and adolescents: what we know and what we need to find out
Author(s)Lopes, Luís
Santos, Rute
Coelho-e-Silva, Manuel
Draper, Catherine
Mota, Jorge
Jidovtseff, Boris
Clark, Cain
Schmidt, Mirko
Morgan, Philip
Duncan, Michael
O’Brien, Wesley
Bentsen, Peter
D’Hondt, Eva
Houwen, Suzanne
Stratton, Gareth
De Martelaer, Kristine
Scheuer, Claude
Herrmann, Christian
García-Hermoso, António
Ramírez-Vélez, Robinson
Palmeira, António
Gerlach, Erin
Rosário, Rafaela
Issartel, Johann
Esteban-Cornejo, Irene
Ruiz, Jonatan
Veldman, Sanne
Zhang, Zhiguang
Colella, Dario
Póvoas, Susana
Haibach-Beach, Pamela
Pereira, João
McGrane, Bronagh
Saraiva, João
Temple, Viviene
Silva, Pedro
Sigmund, Erik
Sousa-Sá, Eduarda
Adamakis, Manolis
Moreira, Carla
Utesch, Till
True, Larissa
Cheung, Peggy
Carcamo-Oyarzun, Jaime
Charitou, Sophia
Chillón, Palma
Robazza, Claudio
Silva, Ana
Silva, Danilo
Lima, Rodrigo
Mourão-Carvalhal, Isabel
Khodaverdi, Zeinab
Zequinão, Marcela
Pereira, Beatriz
Prista, António
Agostinis-Sobrinho, César
Keywordsmotor development
motor coordination
fundamental movement skills
motor proficiency
physical activity
Issue date2021
PublisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
CitationLopes, L.; Santos, R.; Coelho-e-Silva, M.; Draper, C.; Mota, J.; Jidovtseff, B.; Clark, C.; Schmidt, M.; Morgan, P.; Duncan, M.; O’Brien, W.; Bentsen, P.; D’Hondt, E.; Houwen, S.; Stratton, G.; De Martelaer, K.; Scheuer, C.; Herrmann, C.; García-Hermoso, A.; Ramírez-Vélez, R.; Palmeira, A.; Gerlach, E.; Rosário, R.; Issartel, J.; Esteban-Cornejo, I.; Ruiz, J.; Veldman, S.; Zhang, Z.; Colella, D.; Póvoas, S.; Haibach-Beach, P.; Pereira, J.; McGrane, B.; Saraiva, J.; Temple, V.; Silva, P.; Sigmund, E.; Sousa-Sá, E.; Adamakis, M.; Moreira, C.; Utesch, T.; True, L.; Cheung, P.; Carcamo-Oyarzun, J.; Charitou, S.; Chillón, P.; Robazza, C.; Silva, A.; Silva, D.; Lima, R.; Mourão-Carvalhal, I.; Khodaverdi, Z.; Zequinão, M.; Pereira, B.; Prista, A.; Agostinis-Sobrinho, C. A Narrative Review of Motor Competence in Children and Adolescents: What We Know and What We Need to Find Out. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 18.
Abstract(s)Lack of physical activity is a global public health problem causing not only morbidity and premature mortality, but it is also a major economic burden worldwide. One of the cornerstones of a physically active lifestyle is Motor Competence (MC). MC is a complex biocultural attribute and therefore, its study requires a multi-sectoral, multi-, inter- and transdisciplinary approach. MC is a growing area of research, especially in children and adolescents due to its positive association with a plethora of health and developmental outcomes. Many questions, however, remain to be answered in this field of research, with regard to: (i) Health and Developmental-related Associations of MC; (ii) Assessment of MC; (iii) Prevalence and Trends of MC; (iv) Correlates and Determinants of MC; (v) MC Interventions, and (vi) Translating MC Research into Practice and Policy. This paper presents a narrative review of the literature, summarizing current knowledge, identifying key research gaps and presenting questions for future investigation on MC in children and adolescents. This is a collaborative effort from the International Motor Competence Network (IMCNetwork) a network of academics and researchers aiming to promote international collaborative research and knowledge translation in the expansive field of MC. The knowledge and deliverables generated by addressing and answering the aforementioned research questions on MC presented in this review have the potential to shape the ways in which researchers and practitioners promote MC and physical activity in children and adolescents across the world.
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