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dc.contributor.authorPhilips, Nicole
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-04T19:06:59Z
dc.date.available2014-09-04T19:06:59Z
dc.date.issued2014-09-04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/5662
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to determine whether children with potential developmental coordination disorder (p-DCD) demonstrate increased arterial stiffness and thickness compared to age and school matched controls (mean age 14.7 yrs). We also assessed whether these measures differed by sex. Compliance, distensibility, and intima-media thickness (IMT) were measured at the common carotid artery for 28 children with p-DCD and 47 controls. ECG-R-wave-toe pulse wave velocity (PWV) was also measured for 29 children with p-DCD and 45 controls. We found that compared to controls males with p-DCD had significantly higher PWV (3.8±0.2 vs. 4.1±0.3, p=0.001) and lower distensibility (0.82± 0.19 vs. 0.70± 0.17, p=0.034) while females showed no significant differences (p=0.523 and p=0.123 respectively). As a result, it is apparent that sex differences exist with respect to arterial health within this population and that children with p-DCD may be more likely to develop cardiovascular disease later in life.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectDCDen_US
dc.subjectchildhood disabilityen_US
dc.subjectarterial stiffnessen_US
dc.titleArterial Stiffness In Children With And Without Developmental Coordination Disorderen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.Sc. Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Health Sciences Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.embargo.termsNoneen_US


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