Assessing stability motor skills of five-to-six-year old and six-to-seven-year old obese children

Eka Oktavianingsih, Universitas Trunojoyo Madura, Indonesia
Asih Nur Ismiatun, Institut Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan (IKIP) Siliwangi, Indonesia


This study aims to determine the differences in the stability of motor skills between five-to-six-year old and six-to-seven-year old obese children. A total of 30 obese children were involved as the participants including 15 children aged 5-6 years old and 15 children aged 6-7 years old. Paediatric Balance Scale (PBS) was used to measure the stability motor performance of all participants. The method of data analysis was by means of independent sample T-test with a P-value of 0.05 as the criterion for all statistical significance. The findings of this study revealed that there is a significant difference in stability motor skills in the parameter walking in a bearn, standing with one foot, and axial movement between five-to-six-year old and six-to-seven-year old obese children. Obese children aged 6-7 years old performed better stability motor skills compared to those aged 5-6 years old.


stability motor skills; obese children; PBS; 5-6 years old; 6-7 years old

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