ISSN: 1935-1232 (P)

ISSN: 1941-2010 (E)

Roozbeh Akhavanfar
Department of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran


  • Research Article   
    The Effect of Age and Gender on the Level of Daily Physical Activity of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Case Study in Iran
    Author(s): Samaneh Nazarpoy Shirehjini* and Roozbeh Akhavanfar

    Background and aim: Evaluating and monitoring the level of Daily Physical Activity (DPA) and the factors affecting it are very important for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In this regard, the aim of this study is to investigate the effect of age and gender on the level of physical activity of children with ASD. Materials and methods: The present study was a descriptive cross-sectional type, in which 62 children with autism, with an age range of 7-14 years, including 45 boys and 17 girls, were randomly selected by available sampling method. DPA was evaluated for 4 days by accelerometer. Also, the severity of the disorder related to autism was evaluated in the four fields of communicative verbal skill, social skill level, cognitive sensory awareness level, and health and behavior using the autism treatment evaluation checklist. .. Read More»

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