Levels of moderate--vigorous physical activity are low in Spanish children with cystic fibrosis: a comparison with healthy controls.

@article{Aznar2014LevelsOM,
  title={Levels of moderate--vigorous physical activity are low in Spanish children with cystic fibrosis: a comparison with healthy controls.},
  author={Susana Aznar and Cristian M. Gallardo and Carmen Fiuza-Luces and Elena Santana-Sosa and Luis M. L{\'o}pez-Mojares and Alfredo Santalla and Gabriel Rodr{\'i}guez-Romo and Margarita P{\'e}rez and Nuria Garatachea and Alejandro Lucia},
  journal={Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={335-40}
}
BACKGROUND Physical activity (PA) is recommended as part of the treatment regimen for cystic fibrosis (CF) although objective methods have been scarcely used to monitor achievement of PA guidelines. METHODS PA was measured by accelerometer in outpatient CF children (n=47) and results were compared with those obtained in age- and gender-matched healthy controls (n=39). RESULTS 2.1% of the outpatients fulfilled PA guidelines (i.e. ≥60min·day(-1) of moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA)) vs. 34.2% of… CONTINUE READING