Volume 15, Issue 48 (Oct 2005)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2005, 15(48): 73-81 | Back to browse issues page

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Amouzadeh Khalili M. Comparison of psychomotor development in urban and rural preschool children. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2005; 15 (48) :73-81
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-11-en.html
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Baekgrouund & purpose: The purpose of this study was comparing the motor and cognitive development of urban and rural preschool children in Semnan, Iran.
Materials and Methods: 97 healthy preschool children participated in the study, including 57 urban (n1=57) and 40 rural (n2=40) children. 6 assessment methods including equilibrium on one leg, drawing a man, Juorchin, fekr-e-bekr, equilibrium board and the test of easy fine motor, were employed to evaluate the motor and cognitive development in the participants. For analysis of the obtained results t tests was used to determine significant differences between the two groups.
Results:equilibrium on one leg and the test of easy fine motor, considering there was significant differences between, urban and rural groups. In the other four tests there was no significant differences between the two groups.
Conclusion: the findings indicated that the rural children have more success in motor skills when compared to urban children, while in cognitive tests the two groups showed the same results, indicating. That revision is required for the preschool programme.
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