Do adolescents with cerebral palsy meet recommendations for healthy weight and physical activity behaviours?

Show simple item record Williams, Sîan A McFadden, Lottie M Blackmore, AM Davey, Paul Gibson, Noula
dc.coverage.spatial England 2022-06-15T01:40:39Z 2022-06-15T01:40:39Z 2020-05
dc.identifier.citation (2020). Disability and Rehabilitation, 42(9), 1227-1232.
dc.identifier.issn 0963-8288
dc.description.abstract <b>Purpose:</b> Describe physical activity energy expenditure, body composition, and nutritional intake in adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP) in the context of health recommendations.<b>Materials and methods:</b> A cross-sectional study of 12 adolescents, aged 12-19 years, with CP, classified as Gross Motor Function Classification System levels II-V. Actiheart<sup>®</sup> accelerometry assessed daily physical activity energy expenditure; Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) and skinfold assessment measured percentage body fat; the Modified Nutrition Questionnaire for children aged 12-18 years assessed nutritional intake.<b>Results:</b> These adolescents spent per day a median of 413.3 min in sedentary (range: 90.0-621.9), 206.2 min in light activity (range: 48.4-509.5), and 65.5 min in moderate-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) (range: 9.4-363.9). Sixty-four percent of the participants met guidelines for time spent in MVPA, only one participant (9%) met the target for sedentary behaviour, and one (9%) participant reached all of the nutritional targets. Participants had a median percentage body fat of 43% by DXA and 40.3% by skinfold assessment. Seventy-three percent of the participants were classed as having a potentially unhealthy body composition according to percentage body fat.<b>Conclusions:</b> Adolescents with CP may have a high percentage body fat, and high levels of both sedentary activity and moderate-vigorous physical activity.Implications for rehabilitationCerebral palsy specific strategies to decrease time in sedentary activity need to be determined as adolescents were not meeting national guidelines, however, most did meet guidelines for time spent in moderate to vigorous physical activity.Percentage body fat should be monitored in adolescents with cerebral palsy, as adolescents with cerebral palsy tend to have a high body fat ratio, despite some recording Body Mass Index within a healthy range.Triceps and subscapular skinfold assessment accurately assess percentage body fat in adolescents with cerebral palsy.
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dc.language eng
dc.publisher Informa UK Limited
dc.relation.ispartofseries Disability and rehabilitation
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dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Cerebral Palsy
dc.subject Body Weight
dc.subject Body Mass Index
dc.subject Exercise
dc.subject Cross-Sectional Studies
dc.subject Body Composition
dc.subject Energy Metabolism
dc.subject Adolescent
dc.subject Child
dc.subject Young Adult
dc.subject Accelerometry
dc.subject Moderate to vigorous
dc.subject body fat percentage
dc.subject dual energy X-ray absorptiometry
dc.subject sedentary
dc.subject Obesity
dc.subject Perinatal Period - Conditions Originating in Perinatal Period
dc.subject Cardiovascular
dc.subject Pediatric
dc.subject Nutrition
dc.subject Prevention
dc.subject Brain Disorders
dc.subject Stroke
dc.subject Cancer
dc.subject Metabolic and endocrine
dc.subject Oral and gastrointestinal
dc.subject Science & Technology
dc.subject Life Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject Rehabilitation
dc.subject BODY-FAT
dc.subject CHILDREN
dc.subject ADULTS
dc.subject RISK
dc.subject RELIABILITY
dc.subject CLASSIFY
dc.subject SYSTEM
dc.subject 11 Medical and Health Sciences
dc.title Do adolescents with cerebral palsy meet recommendations for healthy weight and physical activity behaviours?
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/09638288.2018.1519043
pubs.issue 9
pubs.begin-page 1227
pubs.volume 42 2022-05-29T21:28:06Z
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
dc.identifier.pmid 30686039 (pubmed)
pubs.end-page 1232
pubs.publication-status Published
dc.rights.accessrights en
pubs.subtype Journal Article
pubs.elements-id 817702 Liggins Institute
dc.identifier.eissn 1464-5165
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2022-05-30 2019-01-26

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