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The effects of touch-screen technology usage on hand skills among preschool children: A case-control study

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posted on 2022-07-11, 03:46 authored by Ahmad ZC Daud, Nurul AA Aman, Chi-Wen Chien, Jennifer JuddJennifer Judd
Background: Little is known on how time spent on touch-screen technology affects the hand skills development of preschool children. This study aimed to investigate the effects of touch-screen technology usage on hand skills among preschool children. Methods: Case-control design was employed to compare the hand skills of children who were engaged in touch-screen technology. A total of 128 participants aged between five and six years old who attended preschool were recruited and divided into two groups: high usage touch-screen technology (HUTSTG) and, low usage touch-screen technology (LUTSTG). Children's Hand Skills ability Questionnaire (CHSQ) and Assessment of Children's Hand Skills (ACHS) were used to evaluate the children's hand skills. Results: There were significant differences in the hand skills of preschool children between HUTSTG and LUTSTG. Results showed that preschool children in LUTSTG had better hand skills in all domains of CHSQ (p≤0.001) and ACHS (p<0.001) as compared to HUTSTG. Conclusion: Frequent use of touch-screen technology might cause disadvantages to the development of hand skills among preschool children.

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Volume

9

Start Page

1

End Page

13

Number of Pages

13

eISSN

1759-796X

ISSN

2046-1402

Publisher

F1000 Research Ltd

Publisher License

CC BY

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CC BY 4.0

Language

en

Peer Reviewed

  • Yes

Open Access

  • Yes

External Author Affiliations

Universiti Teknologi MARA - Malaysia, Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Hong Kong

Era Eligible

  • Yes

Medium

Electronic-eCollection

Journal

F1000Research

Article Number

1306

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