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Nikrah M, Shamsipour P, Rahavi R, Sangari M. (2024). The effect of physical maturity and relative age on cognitive flexibility of athlete children. Early Childhood Health And Education. 5(3), : 6
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1- azahra university
2- chalous university
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Background and Aim: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of maturation and relative age on cognitive flexibility athlete children. Methods: The study participants were 400 girls aged 11 and 12 (102 swimmers, 98 gymnasts, 53 volleyball player, 147 Martial athletes) who were studying in different schools of Qazvin city and participated in study after completing the consent form. The tools were demographic questionnaires, cognitive flexibility questionnaires, tape meter and weighing scales. Anthropometric measurements (height and weight) were measured by parents at home and their stature was assessed indirectly, non-invasively using the estimation of the percentage of adult stature (Khamis and Roche method). Results: The results of analysis of variance showed that the average cognitive flexibility and its components are better in 12- and 11-year-old children born in the spring than in children born in other quarters. And the average cognitive flexibility and its components in 12-year-olds in all seasons is better than 11-year-olds. Cognitive flexibility and its components are better in 12- and 11-year-olds with premature maturation than in children with late and normal maturation. Also, the average cognitive flexibility and its components in 12-year-old children at all levels of maturity are better than 11-year-old children at early, normal and late maturity levels. Conclusion: According to the research results, physical maturity (estimating the percentage of adult stature), body size (height, weight, BMI) and relative age (difference in participation rate between older and younger athletes grouped in an age group) Affects cognitive function in children and adolescents
Article number: 6
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2023/11/18 | Accepted: 2024/03/12 | Published: 2024/06/11

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