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Physical activity and sedentary time patterns in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis and age- and sex-matched healthy controls

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posted on 2018-02-01, 00:00 authored by Kelly A Mackintosh, Nicky RidgersNicky Ridgers, Rachel E Evans, Melitta A McNarry
Background: Regular physical activity (PA) is increasingly recognized as important in the care of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), but there is a dearth of evidence regarding physical activity levels or how these are accrued in those with CF. Methods: PA was measured by a hip-worn accelerometer for 7 consecutive days in 18 children [10 boys; 12.4 (2.8) y] with mild to moderate CF and 18 age- and sex-matched controls [10 boys; 12.5 (2.7) y]. Results: Both children with CF and healthy children demonstrated similar physical activity levels and patterns of accumulation across the intensity spectrum, with higher levels of PA during weekdays in both groups. Forced expiratory volume in 1 second was predicted by high light PA in children with CF compared with low light PA in healthy children. Conclusion: These findings highlight weekends and light PA as areas warranting further research for the development of effective intervention strategies to increase PA in the youth CF population.

History

Journal

Journal of physical activity and health

Volume

15

Issue

2

Pagination

82 - 88

Publisher

Human Kinetics

Location

Champaign, Ill.

ISSN

1543-3080

eISSN

1543-5474

Language

English

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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