Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of "Kashi practices" on the improvement of psycho-motor skills in people with Down syndrome. Methods: In this research, 28 men with
Down syndrome between 21 and 43 years of age [mean age 25.917 +/- 3.889] were randomly assigned to either a control [n=14] or an experimental group [n=14] . All persons in the experimental group followed 12 weeks of selected exercise training [Kashi practices] three times a week. Prior to the start of the study, and after the three-month training period, each member in both groups was assessed according to the Bruininks Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency [BOTMP] .
Results: The results indicated that Kashi practices could cause a significant improvement in psychomotor skills in several variables such as strength, endurance, power, agility, reaction time, balance and running speed in the experimental group [P<0.05] . These changes were not significant in control group [P>0.05] in any compression.
Ali Kashi ,Mahmood Sheikh ,Asghar Dadkhah ,Rasool Hemayattalab Elahe Arabameri ,
The Effect of “Kashi Practices” on the Improvement of Psycho-Motor Skills in People with Down Syndrome,
Iran. Rehabil. J. 2015;
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