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Kashi A, Sheikh M, Dadkhah A, Hemayattalab R, Arabameri E. The Effect of “Kashi Practices” on the Improvement of Psycho-Motor Skills in People with Down Syndrome. IRJ. 2015; 13 (3) :14-22
URL: http://irj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-544-en.html

1- Sport Science Research Institute of Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of Iran.
2- University of Tehran. Tehran, Iran.
3- University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences. Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (1151 Views)

Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of “Kashi practices” on the improvement of psycho-motor skills in people with Down syndrome.

Methods: In this research, 28 men with Down syndrome between 21 and 43 years of age (mean age 25.917±3.889) were randomly assigned to either a control (n=14) or an experimental group (n=14). All persons in the experimental group followed 12 weeks of selected exercise training (Kashi practices) three times a week. Prior to the start of the study, and after the three-month training period, each member in both groups was assessed according to the Bruininks Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOTMP).

Results: The results indicated that Kashi practices could cause a significant improvement in psycho-motor skills in several variables such as strength, endurance, power, agility, reaction time, balance and running speed in the experimental group (P<0.05). These changes were not significant in control group (P>0.05) in any compression.

Discussion: These results showed that Kashi practices could cause a significant improvement in psycho-motor skills and can be an important step to improve physical fitness, physical activity and quality of life in people with Down syndrome.

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Type of Study: Original Research Articles |
Received: 2015/06/6 | Accepted: 2015/08/8 | Published: 2015/09/1

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