Physical training in children with osteogenesis imperfecta.

  title={Physical training in children with osteogenesis imperfecta.},
  author={Marco van Brussel and Tim Takken and Cuno S. P. M. Uiterwaal and Hans J E H Pruijs and Janjaap van der Net and Paul P J M Helders and Raoul H H Engelbert},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  volume={152 1},
  pages={111-6, 116.e1}
OBJECTIVE To study the effects of a physical training program on exercise capacity, muscle force, and subjective fatigue levels in patients with mild to moderate forms of osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). STUDY DESIGN Thirty-four children with OI type I or IV were randomly assigned to either a 12-week graded exercise program or care as usual for 3 months. Exercise capacity and muscle force were studied; subjective fatigue, perceived competence, and health-related quality of life were secondary… CONTINUE READING