Chantell Gouws

Chantell Gouws
University of Zululand | uzulu · Department of Human Movement Science

Doctor of Human Movement Science

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Background: Evidence regarding heat stress, dehydration, and fluid ingestion effects on semi-professional athletes’ cognitive function is still limited. This study aimed to examine the effects of exercise heat-stress, hyperthermia, dehydration, and fatigue on cognitive performances in semi-professional athletes. Methods: Eighteen healthy male athle...
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Background: The effects of the loss of progressive body fluid on athletic and cognitive performance are known to result from exposure to environmental heat stress, morphologic factors, and limited fluid replenishment. Athletes need to restore lost body water. However, athletes may fail to maintain euhydration during exercise. This systematic review...
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Introduction: Physical activity specifically in relation to Physical Education forms a crucial part of total education of primary and secondary school learners. It enables them to realise their mind-body-soul potential. It creates the capacity for a child to have the ability to seek victory while managing defeat and to become citizens of the world...
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Background: Millions of South African youths participate in team sports, with netball and rugby being two of the largest worldwide. This increased participation and professionalism has resulted in an increase in the number of musculoskeletal injuries. Objectives: This study examined the extent to which sport coaching knowledge translates to the inj...
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Physical activity specifically in relation to Physical Education (PE) forms a crucial part of total education of primary and secondary school learners. The aim of this paper is to explore various challenges in promoting PE and sport activities in Zimbabwean primary and secondary schools. This paper reviewed and content examined curriculum documents...
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Objective: The current study seeks to compare patterns of physical activity practice, benefi ts and perceived barriers of physical activity among fi rst year and fi nal year undergraduate students. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted from the Southern Africa Nazarene University’s Faculty of Health Sciences in Eswatini. A total of 480 stu...
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Commentary In the 21 st century, concussion in sports has become a global prominent sport and public health crisis [1-4]. Football-related concussion in Eswatini football has contributed too much of the epidemiological burden with highest number of affected people compared to other sports country wide, with about 6.5% of professional players and 4....
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Commentary In the 21 st century, concussion in sports has become a global prominent sport and public health crisis [1-4]. Football-related concussion in Eswatini football has contributed too much of the epidemiological burden with highest number of affected people compared to other sports country wide, with about 6.5% of professional players and 4....
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Background: Children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) face several challenges one of them being social communication. However, little is known about the effect of motor skill activities on the social communication of children diagnosed with ASD. Objective: This study investigated the effect of motor skill activities on the social commu...
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In the context of international efforts to change the school systems towards a more inclusive environment, the area of emotional and social development is a particular challenging teachers in many different countries (source). Based on the following research question; how can future teachers be better prepared for the topic, the authors combine app...
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In recent year’s obesity has been increasing in an alarming rate, moreover obesity and overweight pose a significant public health problem for South Africa. The aim of the study was to investigate the effectiveness of two commonly undertaken modes of exercise training (aerobic and resistance) in reducing body weight and improving body composition i...
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Treatment of autism is still poorly understood. The condition is typically characterized by developmental disruptions in social-emotional behavior and communication. Sensory integration can be used to improve difficulties in coping with everyday activities in children with autism spectrum disorder. The study explored the role of a sensory integrati...
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The potential influence of a movement programme on academic performance in children appears to be underestimated. Movement is essential to education and can be regarded as one of the doorways to a child's scholastic performance. We are increasingly interested in the importance of movement because there seems to be a positive interchange between the...

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