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Physical Activity and Sedentary Time Patterns in Children and Adolescents with Cystic Fibrosis and Age- and Sex-Matched Healthy Controls / Kelly A. Mackintosh; Nicola D. Ridgers; Rachel E. Evans; Melitta A. McNarry

Journal of Physical Activity and Health, Pages: 1 - 24

Swansea University Author: Mackintosh, Kelly

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DOI (Published version): 10.1123/jpah.2017-0011

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Background:Regular physical activity (PA) is increasingly recognised as important in the care of patients with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) but there is a dearth of evidence regarding physical activity levels (PAL) or how these are accrued in those with CF.Methods:Physical activity was measured by a hip-wor...

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Published in: Journal of Physical Activity and Health
ISSN: 1543-3080 1543-5474
Published: 2017
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa34944
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Abstract: Background:Regular physical activity (PA) is increasingly recognised as important in the care of patients with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) but there is a dearth of evidence regarding physical activity levels (PAL) or how these are accrued in those with CF.Methods:Physical activity was measured by a hip-worn accelerometer for seven consecutive days by eighteen children (10 boys; 12.4 ± 2.8 years) with mild to moderate CF and eighteen age- and sex-matched controls (10 boys; 12.5 ± 2.7 years).Results:Both CF and healthy children demonstrated similar PAL and patterns of accumulation across the intensity spectrum, with higher levels of PA during weekdays in both groups. FEV1 was predicted by high-light PA in CF compared to 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.
College: Engineering
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End Page: 24