Physical fitness and its relationship to other indices of health status in children with chronic arthritis.

@article{Malleson1996PhysicalFA,
  title={Physical fitness and its relationship to other indices of health status in children with chronic arthritis.},
  author={Peter N. Malleson and Suzanne M. Bennett and M W B Mackinnon and Diana Jespersen and Kenneth D. Coutts and S. P. Turner and Donald C. McKenzie},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={1996},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={
          1059-65
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To compare aerobic and anaerobic fitness of a group of children w-th chronic arthritis with that of healthy controls, and to explore the relationship between physical fitness and other indices of health status in these children. METHODS Thirty-one children aged 8 to 17 years with chronic arthritis of varying type and severity and 16 physically healthy controls participated in the study. Using a cycle ergometer, aerobic fitness was assessed by measuring peak oxygen uptake achieved in… CONTINUE READING
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