Sex differences in habitual physical activity and lung function decline in children with cystic fibrosis.

@article{SchneidermanWalker2005SexDI,
  title={Sex differences in habitual physical activity and lung function decline in children with cystic fibrosis.},
  author={Jane Schneiderman-Walker and Donna L Wilkes and Lisa J. Strug and Larry C. Lands and Stephenie L Pollock and Hiran C Selvadurai and Jacqueline Hay and Allan L. Coates and Mary Corey},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2005},
  volume={147 3},
  pages={321-6}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the feasibility of measuring habitual physical activity (HPA) in children with cystic fibrosis (CF) and to assess the relation between HPA and the rate of decline in FEV1 over a period of 2 years. STUDY DESIGN At regular clinic visits, 109 patients (7 to 17 years; 56 girls) performed pulmonary function testing and completed the Habitual Activity Estimation Scale (HAES). Patients were divided into quartiles, based on activity levels derived from the HAES. RESULTS Girls… CONTINUE READING

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