ARE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVELS RELATED TO A CHILDS FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY OR DEVELOPMENT?
ARE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVELS RELATED TO A CHILD’S FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY OR DEVELOPMENT?
Presenter: Banney PJ
This module addresses:
Questions: Is there association between child report, parent report
and accelerometer Measures of physical activity in typically developing
children? Does level of physical activity influence functional capacity or
maturity of gait in children?
Conclusion: Parent and child report overestimated levels of moderate
to vigorous activity compared to accelerometer measures. While a child’s
perception of their level of activity was associated with the gait maturity,
neither time in moderate to vigorous activity or sedentary behaviour in
these typically developing children influenced functional capacity measure.
Key Practice Points:
• As current recommended levels of physical activity are designed to be
monitored by parents, calibration of equivalent accelerometer measures