The 24-h Movement Compositions in Weekday, Weekend Day or Four-Day Periods Differentially Associate with Fundamental Movement Skills

Clare M P Roscoe, Michael Duncan, Cain Clark

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    Abstract

    The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between weekday, weekend day and four-day physical activity (PA) behaviours and fundamental movement skills (FMS) in British preschool children from a low socio-economic status background using compositional data analysis (CoDA). One hundred and eighty-five preschool children aged 3-4 years provided objectively assessed PA and sedentary behaviour (SB) data (GENEActiv accelerometer) and FMS (TGMD-2). The association of 24-h movement behaviours with FMS was explored using CoDA and isotemporal substitution (R Core Team, 3.6.1). When data were considered compositionally (SB, light PA (LPA), moderate and vigorous PA (MVPA)) and adjusted for age, BMI and sex, the weekday-derived composition predicted total motor competence (r = 0.07), locomotor (r = 0.08) and object control skills (r = 0.09); the weekend day-derived composition predicted total motor competence (r = 0.03) and object control skills (r = 0.03), the 4-day-derived composition predicted total motor competence (r = 0.07), locomotor (r = 0.07) and object control skills (r = 0.06) (all < 0.05). Reallocation of 5 min of LPA at the expense of any behaviour was associated with significant improvements in total motor competence, locomotor and object control skills; for weekend-derived behaviours, MVPA was preferential. Considering movement behaviours over different time periods is required to better understand the effect of the 24-h movement composition on FMS in preschool children.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number828
    Number of pages13
    JournalChildren
    Volume8
    Issue number10
    Early online date22 Sept 2021
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021

    Bibliographical note

    This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://
    creativecommons.org/licenses/by/ 4.0/).

    Keywords

    • physical activity
    • fundamental movement skills
    • compositional data analysis
    • preschool children
    • Physical activity
    • Preschool children
    • Fundamental movement skills
    • Compositional data analysis

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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