Applying an ecosystem approach to explore modifiable factors related to the risk for low motor competence in young childrenEarly childhood is a crucial phase for motor development in which differences between children can manifest. These differences might be related to factors in ecosystems in which children are raised, of which little is currently known. The current study's purpose was to explore which modifiable factors in children's ecosystems are associated with the odds for low versus higher motor competence (MC) in 4- to 6-year-old children.
Diagnostic yield and cost analysis of electrocardiographic screening in Swiss paediatric athletesAthletes performing sports on high level are at increased risk for sudden cardiac death. This includes paediatric athletes, even though data on screening strategies in this age group remain scarce. This study aimed to assess electrocardiogram interpretation criteria in paediatric athletes and to evaluate the cost of screening.
Motor performance is not related to injury risk in growing elite-level male youth football players. A causal inference approach to injury risk assessmentTo identify the causal relation between growth velocity and injury in elite-level youth football players, and to assess the mediating effects of motor performance in this causal pathway.
The effects of chronic physical activity interventions on executive functions in children aged 3–7 years: A meta-analysisTo use a quantitative approach to examine the effects of chronic physical activity (PA) interventions on executive functions (EFs) in children aged 3–7 years.
Setting them up for lifetime activity: Play competence perceptions and physical activity in young childrenPossessing positive physical perceived competence is important for physical activity in older children. Young children are primarily physically active through play-based behaviour rather than through organised sports and activities, so understanding how play perceptions might influence physical activity behaviour is important. The study purpose was to assess if perceived active play competence is associated with young children’s physical activity.