OVERALL ASSESSMENT OF PHYSICAL FITNESS IN CHILDREN WITH MENTAL RETARDATION IN THE TEST "EUROFIT SPECIAL"

Authors Bolach Bartosz
bolach.bartosz@awf.wroc.pl
University School of Physical Education Wroclaw
al. I. J. Paderewskiego 35, 51-612 Wrocław, Poland

Prystupa Tetyana
tetyanaprystupa@gmail.com
University School of Physical Education Wroclaw
al. I. J. Paderewskiego 35, 51-612 Wrocław, Poland

Abstract

Purpose. The aim of this research was to assess general extensive physical efficiency in children suffering from moderate mental disability with the use of “Eurofit Special” tests, and to compare general extensive physical efficiency and its components in the aspect of  sexual dimorphism (Rohrer index). The research presents the problem of mental imparity (epidemiology, classification) and the issue of extensive physical efficiency. Material,  methods. The research included 52 pupils (25 girls and 27 boys, aged 10-14) from Wroclaw Centre of Education and Rehabilitation of the Disabled. Results. The results of the tests proved the existence of differences in somatic body constitution of boys and girls. However, statistically significant differences between the “Eurofit Special” test results were not observed with reference to children’s sex or the correlation between somatic constitution and achieved results. Conclusions. Somatic constitution of boys and girls aged between 10 and 14 was clearly different, and most visible in the average values of Rohrer’s index, with these values being higher among girls.

Key words mental imparity; physical efficiency; Rohrer index; test;
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Volume 12
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doi: 10.6084/m9.figshare.880637
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