A Study of Anthropometric Somatotype of Mentally Challenged Children in Chhattisgarh, India
Shilpa Inchulkar1 and Reeta Venugopal2
Journal Title:Journal of Chemical, Biological and physical sciences
Purpose: This study focused on evaluation of somatotype characteristics of
mentally challenged children in Chhattisgarh, India. Methods & Materials: Ex-post
facto design was used. Purposive Sampling method was used to select 35 trainable
and educable mentally challenged children (male) without any multiple disabilities
from special schools for the mentally challenged children in Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
The age of the children was between 14 - 16 years. Each subject was somatotyped by
the Heath- Carter Anthropometric Method. Data were analyzed with mean, standard
deviation.Majority of participants have predominantly mesomorphic endomorph
characteristics.Mentally challenged children in Raipur, Chhattisgarh were
mesomorphic endomorph in their somatotype characteristics.