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Assessment of measures of physical activity of children with cerebral palsy at home and school: a pilot study

Sit, Cindy H., Capio, Catherine M., Cerin, Ester and Mckenzie, Thomas L. 2013, Assessment of measures of physical activity of children with cerebral palsy at home and school: a pilot study, Journal of child and adolescent behavior, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 1-4.

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Title Assessment of measures of physical activity of children with cerebral palsy at home and school: a pilot study
Author(s) Sit, Cindy H.
Capio, Catherine M.
Cerin, Ester
Mckenzie, Thomas L.
Journal name Journal of child and adolescent behavior
Volume number 1
Issue number 3
Start page 1
End page 4
Total pages 4
Publisher OMICS Publishing Group
Place of publication Foster City, Calif.
Publication date 2013
Keyword(s) physical activity
cerebral palsy
home and school
observation
children
Summary ABSTRACT
Home and school are important settings where children can accrue health promoting physical activity (PA). Little is known about the PA levels and associated environmental characteristics at home and school in children with cerebral palsy (CP). An observational tool - Behaviors of Eating and Activity for Children’s Health Evaluation System (BEACHES) - offers potential for providing information.

Objective: To validate BEACHES against Actigraph accelerometer and to document PA of children with CP at a special residential school facility for children with physical disabilities.

Methods
: Five children with CP (2 girls, 3 boys; aged 9.82 ± 2.39 years) in Level I of the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) participated. PA monitoring was conducted once a week during four consecutive weeks at morning recess at school and during after school hours at the children’s residence. Estimates of time spent being sedentary and being active were derived from the Actigraph and compared to estimates obtained with BEACHES.

Results
: Children’s PA observed using BEACHES was comparable to the Actigraph estimations. In general, children were more active at recess than after school and the physical locations assessed by BEACHES were associated with objectively measured PA time.

Conclusion: This pilot study indicates that BEACHES appears to be a suitable measure of PA for children with CP in both home and school settings. Additional study with a larger and more diverse sample is recommended to verify the results.
Language eng
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920401 Behaviour and Health
HERDC Research category C3.1 Non-refereed articles in a professional journal
Copyright notice ©2013, OMICS Publishing Group
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30065468

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