Journal article

Are adults with asthma less physically active? A systematic review and meta-analysis

Min Xu, Caroline J Lodge, Adrian J Lowe, Shyamali C Dharmage, Raisa Cassim, Daniel Tan, Melissa A Russell

JOURNAL OF ASTHMA | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the evidence on whether having current, ever asthma and asthma control is associated with levels of total, moderate and vigorous physical activity. METHODS: We searched EMBASE, MEDLINE, and CINAHL databases, limiting searches to English language papers from inception until Oct 2019. We synthesized the evidence comparing levels of total, moderate and vigorous physical activity between adults with and without current asthma or ever asthma by random effects meta-analyses. RESULTS: A total of 25 studies were included, with 18 of these included in meta-analyses. A meta-analysis of 4 case-control studies found that adults with current asthma were less active, wi..

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Grants

Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by Shanxi Provincial Key Research and Development Project, China


Awarded by Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientist of Shanxi Province, China


Funding Acknowledgements

This work has been supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant no. 11502158, 11632013, 11802197, 11902214). The support of Shanxi Provincial Key Research and Development Project, China (Grant no: 201803D421060) and the Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientist of Shanxi Province, China (201801D221439, 201901D111078) is also acknowledged with gratitude.