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Article: Assessment of Measures of Physical Activity of Children with Cerebral Palsy at Home and School: A Pilot Study

TitleAssessment of Measures of Physical Activity of Children with Cerebral Palsy at Home and School: A Pilot Study
Authors
Issue Date2013
PublisherLos Angeles, CA : OMICS Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.esciencecentral.org/journals/child-and-adolescent-behavior.php
Citation
Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior, 2013, v. 1 n. 3, p. article no. 1000112 How to Cite?
AbstractHome and school are important settings where children can accrue health promoting physical activity (PA). Little is known about the PA levels and associated environmental characteristics at home and school in children with cerebral palsy (CP). An observational tool - Behaviors of Eating and Activity for Children’s Health Evaluation System (BEACHES) - offers potential for providing information. Objective: To validate BEACHES against Actigraph accelerometer and to document PA of children with CP at a special residential school facility for children with physical disabilities. Methods: Five children with CP (2 girls, 3 boys; aged 9.82 ± 2.39 years) in Level I of the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) participated. PA monitoring was conducted once a week during four consecutive weeks at morning recess at school and during after school hours at the children’s residence. Estimates of time spent being sedentary and being active were derived from the Actigraph and compared to estimates obtained with BEACHES. Results: Children’s PA observed using BEACHES was comparable to the Actigraph estimations. In general, children were more active at recess than after school and the physical locations assessed by BEACHES were associated with objectively measured PA time. Conclusion: This pilot study indicates that BEACHES appears to be a suitable measure of PA for children with CP in both home and school settings. Additional study with a larger and more diverse sample is recommended to verify the results.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/194765

 

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dc.contributor.authorSit, HPen_US
dc.contributor.authorCapio, CMen_US
dc.contributor.authorCerin, Een_US
dc.contributor.authorMcKenzie, TLen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-17T02:08:25Z-
dc.date.available2014-02-17T02:08:25Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Child and Adolescent Behavior, 2013, v. 1 n. 3, p. article no. 1000112en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/194765-
dc.description.abstractHome and school are important settings where children can accrue health promoting physical activity (PA). Little is known about the PA levels and associated environmental characteristics at home and school in children with cerebral palsy (CP). An observational tool - Behaviors of Eating and Activity for Children’s Health Evaluation System (BEACHES) - offers potential for providing information. Objective: To validate BEACHES against Actigraph accelerometer and to document PA of children with CP at a special residential school facility for children with physical disabilities. Methods: Five children with CP (2 girls, 3 boys; aged 9.82 ± 2.39 years) in Level I of the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) participated. PA monitoring was conducted once a week during four consecutive weeks at morning recess at school and during after school hours at the children’s residence. Estimates of time spent being sedentary and being active were derived from the Actigraph and compared to estimates obtained with BEACHES. Results: Children’s PA observed using BEACHES was comparable to the Actigraph estimations. In general, children were more active at recess than after school and the physical locations assessed by BEACHES were associated with objectively measured PA time. Conclusion: This pilot study indicates that BEACHES appears to be a suitable measure of PA for children with CP in both home and school settings. Additional study with a larger and more diverse sample is recommended to verify the results.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherLos Angeles, CA : OMICS Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.esciencecentral.org/journals/child-and-adolescent-behavior.php-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Child and Adolescent Behavioren_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleAssessment of Measures of Physical Activity of Children with Cerebral Palsy at Home and School: A Pilot Studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailSit, HP: sithp@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailCapio, CM: ccapio08@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailCerin, E: ecerin@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.authorityCapio, CM=rp01724en_US
dc.identifier.authorityCerin, E=rp00890en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.4172/jcalb.1000112en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros227696en_US
dc.identifier.volume1-
dc.identifier.issue3-
dc.identifier.spagearticle no. 1000112-
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dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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