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Cystic Fibrosis and Physical Activity: Total Energy Expenditure and Physical Activity Levels in Children and Adolescents with Cystic Fibrosis
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Aim: The aim with the current study was to examine the physical activity levels (PAL) in a group of children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis (CF) and compare PAL-values between boys and girls. Further, the aim was to look at the total energy expenditure (TEE) estimated with an activity diary and measured with the accelerometer and compare values between these two measurement methods. Method: The sample consisted of 29 children and adolescents diagnosed with CF where PAL and TEE was measured during a three-day registration with activity diary and the ActiCal© accelerometer. The data was analyzed with the Mann-Whitney U-test. Results: The results indicated that the girls had a slightly higher median PAL-value than the boys. In addition, the range between the lowest and highest PAL-value was larger among the boys. The lowest PAL-value was lower among the boys than among the girls and the highest value was similar to the girls’ highest PAL-value. Overall, the subjective estimation of the PAL-values were slightly higher than what was objectively measured by the accelerometer. There was a slight difference between TEE estimated with the activity diary compared to the TEE measured by the accelerometer. There was no significant difference in PAL-values between boys and girls. Conclusion: There was no significant difference in PAL-value between boys and girls and that there was a slight difference in TEE estimated with the activity diary and measured with the accelerometer. Both methods of data collection are reliable enough when used together to produce a valid estimation of CF- children’s activity levels and TEE. The fact that both PAL and TEE values were higher in the activity diary may be because the participants perceived a higher level of physical activity then what was objectively measured with the accelerometer.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 27 p.
Keyword [en]
Cystic fibrosis, children, adolescents, energy expenditure, activity diary, accelerometer, ActiCal©.
Keyword [sv]
cystisk fibros, barn, ungdomar, energiförbrukning, aktivitetsdagbok, accelerometer, ActiCal©
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-169166OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-169166DiVA: diva2:505258
Subject / course
Caring Sciences
Educational program
Registered Nurse Programme
Uppsok
Medicine
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2012-02-23 Created: 2012-02-23 Last updated: 2013-02-12Bibliographically approved

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