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Title: Body composition and motor performance in wheelchair handball
Other Titles: Composição corporal e desempenho motor no handebol em cadeira de rodas
metadata.dc.creator: BORGES, Mariane
COSTA E SILVA, Anselmo de Athayde
FARIA, Fernando Rosch de
GODOY, Priscila Samora
MELO, Ellen Rodrigues Barbosa
CALEGARI, Décio Roberto
Keywords: Composição corporal
Desempenho motor
Atletas - Cadeira de rodas
Pessoas com deficiência
Issue Date: Apr-2017
Publisher: Universidade Federal do Pará
Citation: BORGES, Mariane et al. Body composition and motor performance in wheelchair handball. Revista brasileira de cineantropometria e desempenho humano, Florianópolis, v. 19, n. 2, p. 204-213, mar. 2017. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em:.
Abstract: The aim of this study was to verify the relationship between body composition and motor performance in Wheelchair Handball players (WH). Overall, 21 athletes composed the sample (13 males and 8 females). To analyze motor performance, the following tests were used: ball driving, block performance, 20 m velocity and zigzag agility for individuals on wheelchair. Body mass, height, body perimeter and skinfold thickness (tricipital, subescapular, bicipital and supra-iliac) were used to establish body composition profile. Data was presented through descriptive statistics and inference was performed by Spearmans’ and Kruskal-Wallis correlation coefficient (non-parametric). Therefore, strong and significant correlations between body composition and motor performance were detected within different functional class and also according to sex, whereas male athletes showed significant correlation between body fat percentage and agility (r=0.70, p≤0.01) and, in the case of female athletes, body fat percentage is strongly related with speed (r=0.81, p≤0.01) and agility (r=0.74, p≤0.05). As conclusion, it was verified that apparently, increased body fat in body composition profile negatively influences motor performance in wheelchair handball players
ISSN: 1980-0037
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