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Device-based physical activity levels among Finish adolescents with functional limitations

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Show simple item record Ng, Kwok W. Rintala, Pauli Husu, Pauliina Villberg, Jari Vasankari, Tommi Kokko, Sami 2018-10-03T08:16:53Z 2018
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: Monitoring physical activity among young adolescents with disabilities is a top academic priority. People with disabilities are a diverse group with various abilities in different human functioning. Therefore, we used a novel approach through functional limitations as a marker for disabilities and examined physical activity levels. Objective: To investigate the levels and differences in light (LPA) and moderate-to-vigorous (MVPA) intensity physical activity between young adolescents with and without functional limitations. Methods: The study included young adolescents (n ¼ 1436) aged 11e15 years olds who attended general schools that were part of the 2016 Finnish School-aged Physical Activity (FSPA) study. PA levels were measured by hip-worn accelerometers during seven consecutive days. The data were disaggregated by the following functions related to; seeing, hearing, speaking, moving, breathing, and remembering or concentrating. Multiple general linear regression models were run to test the differences in amount of time of LPA and MVPA. Results: One in six young adolescents had disabilities. Young adolescents with functional limitations had 7 1 less LPA (p ¼ 0.021) and 8 1 less MVPA (p ¼ 0.011) than their peers without functional limitations. After controlling for gender, age, and device wear time, the differences in LPA among young adolescents with and without functional limitations were the same, however MVPA was no longer significantly less. Results varied according to different functional limitations. Conclusions: There were significant variations in physical activity behaviours by functional limitations and activity intensity. As such, tailored approaches to physical activity promotion may be dependent on understanding functional limitations as an indicator to disabilities. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Disability and Health Journal; 12 (1), pp. 114-120
dc.rights This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Disability and Health Journal. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Disability and Health Journal, en_US
dc.subject teenagers en_US
dc.subject physical exercise en_US
dc.subject children en_US
dc.subject ICF en_US
dc.subject accelerometers en_US
dc.title Device-based physical activity levels among Finish adolescents with functional limitations en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.dhjo.2018.08.011 2019-09-14
dc.embargo.terms 2019-09-14 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess en_US

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