Daily physical activity and perception of condition severity among male and female adolescents with congenital heart malformation.

@article{Falk2006DailyPA,
  title={Daily physical activity and perception of condition severity among male and female adolescents with congenital heart malformation.},
  author={B Falk and Galit Bar-Mor and Levana Zigel and Michal Yaaron and Yael Beniamini and Benjamin Zeevi},
  journal={Journal of pediatric nursing},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={
          244-9
        }
}
The purpose of this study was to examine among young patients with congenital heart malformation (CHM) the concordance between a cardiologist's definition of the severity of malformation and recommendations regarding physical activity and the patients' perceptions of their condition. Subjects included male (n = 55) and female (n = 45) adolescents aged between 12 and 18 years who have trivial (38%), mild (21%), or moderate (41%) CHM. Thirty-one percent of the patients rated their CHM as less… CONTINUE READING
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