Slavoljub Uzunović, Goran Šekeljić, Jovan Marković, Predrag Nemec, Danica Piršl, Vesna Nemec, Dejan Stošić

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The aim of this study is to compare the motor skills status of girls with different nutritional status. The research sample consisted of 180 girls aged 10 and was divided into 4 subsamples: malnourished, normally nourished, pre-obese and obese girls. The assessment of the motor space was carried out with a battery of eighteen motor tests. The identification of the differences between the groups was carried out by the Univariate Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) method. The significance of the differences between the groups was tested by the Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA) method. The results of the study suggest that obese girls had problems in variables which assessed the explosive power of the lower extremities, running speed and repetitive strength. No significant differences were found for variables which evaluate segmental speed, flexibility, precision, balance, cranial body muscle explosion, and coordination.


obesity, motor skills, girls

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