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Table 1 Overview of the investigated domains

From: Influence of motor skills training on children’s development evaluated in the Motor skills in PreSchool (MiPS) study-DK: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial, nested in a cohort study

Domain Focus areas Measured bya
Motor skills (WP1) Gross and fine motor skills -Movement Assessment Battery for Children -2 (M-ABC2)
Physical competence -Handgrip strength, jump length, 20 m run
Self-perceived motor performance -Perceived physical subscale of PSPSCA
-Parent-perceived motor skill competence
Implementation (WP2) Reach -The target population is compared to the larger “denominator” population
Efficacy -CF. Information on Variables and Analyses of effect for WP1
Adoption -The target staff and institutions are compared to the larger “denominator” population
Musculoskeletal (MSK) health (WP3) Number of MSK complaints -SMS questions to parents
Detection of MSK complaints
Movement patterns -The Captury System (3D motion capture)
Diagnoses -Examination by orthopedic surgeon
Physical activity and anthropometry (WP4) BMI -Height and weight
Waist/height ratio -Measured in cm and ratio calculated
Physical activity -Accelerometers
Language (WP5) Oral language skills -Language assessment 3–6 administered by preschool staff
Literacy skills
Wellbeing (WP6) Psychological wellbeing -SDQ – Parent and staff
Physical and emotional wellbeing -KINDLR – Parent
Self-esteem
General wellbeing -KINDLR – Parent
- SDQ – Parent, staff, and child (age 11 years and older)
Social behavior -KINDLR – Parent and child (age 7 years and older)
Social competencies -KINDLR – Parent and child (age 7 years and older)
Cognition (WP7) Self-regulation -The Preschool Self-Regulation Assessment Battery (PSRA)
Estimated general intelligence -Reynold’s intellectual Assessment Screening Tool (RIST)
-School grades
Academic performance -National tests
Developmental difficulties (WP8) Formal diagnosis -SDQ algorithms for likelihood of psychiatric diagnoses
-Formal psychiatric diagnoses from registries
  1. aFull descriptions in the respective WPs
  2. WP work package