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Meta-Analysis on Intervention Effects of Physical Activities on Children and Adolescents with Autism

by 1,†, 2,†, 3,* and 1,*
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School of Physical Education, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631, China
2
College of Vocational and Technical Education, South China Normal University, Nanhai 528000, China
3
Department of Physical Education, Guangzhou College of Commerce, Guangzhou 511363, China
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These authors equally contributed to this work.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(6), 1950; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17061950
Received: 19 February 2020 / Revised: 13 March 2020 / Accepted: 14 March 2020 / Published: 17 March 2020
This paper aimed to discuss the intervention effects of physical activities on children and adolescents with autism with a meta-analysis so as to serve as a reference to further relevant research on the same topic. As for research methods, by searching in CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), WanFang data, VIP Database for Chinese Technical Periodicals, PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, and other databases, this study collected randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on the intervention of physical activities on children and adolescents with autism and used Review Manager 5.3 software to process and analyze the outcome indicators of the literature. As for the result, a total of 12 papers and 492 research targets were selected. The results of the meta-analysis show that physical activity had a significant positive impact on social interaction ability, communication ability, motor skills, and autism degree of autistic children as well as the social skills and communication skills of autistic adolescents. On the other hand, physical activity had no significant effect on the stereotyped behavior of autistic children and adolescents. In conclusion, physical activity intervention is beneficial to children and adolescents with autism, and continuous physical activity intervention can produce greater intervention effect. View Full-Text
Keywords: physical activities; autism; children; adolescents; meta-analysis physical activities; autism; children; adolescents; meta-analysis
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Huang, J.; Du, C.; Liu, J.; Tan, G. Meta-Analysis on Intervention Effects of Physical Activities on Children and Adolescents with Autism. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 1950. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17061950

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Huang J, Du C, Liu J, Tan G. Meta-Analysis on Intervention Effects of Physical Activities on Children and Adolescents with Autism. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(6):1950. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17061950

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Huang, Jinfeng, Chunjie Du, Jianjin Liu, and Guangxin Tan. 2020. "Meta-Analysis on Intervention Effects of Physical Activities on Children and Adolescents with Autism" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 6: 1950. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17061950

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