Journal article

Are young children with asthma more likely to be less physically active?

Raisa Cassim, Shyamali C Dharmage, Rachel L Peters, Jennifer J Koplin, Katrina J Allen, Mimi LK Tang, Adrian J Lowe, Timothy S Olds, Francois Fraysse, Elasma Milanzi, Melissa A Russell

Pediatric Allergy and Immunology | WILEY | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Previous research suggests that children who experience asthma may be less physically active; however, results have been inconclusive. This study aimed to investigate whether the presence of asthma or wheeze is associated with lower physical activity levels in children, and whether sex, body mass index or earlier asthma or wheeze status modifies the association. METHODS: This study was conducted in 391 HealthNuts participants in Melbourne, Australia. Asthma and wheeze data were collected via questionnaire at age 4 and 6, and physical activity was measured through accelerometry. Using adjusted linear regression models, the cross-sectional and longitudinal associations were investi..

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