Objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behaviour in children with bronchiectasis

A cross-sectional study

Barbara Joschtel, Sjaan R. Gomersall, Sean Tweedy, Helen Petsky, Anne B. Chang, Stewart G. Trost

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

    5 Downloads (Pure)

    Abstract

    Background: Bronchiectasis is a major contributor to respiratory morbidity and health care utilization in children and youth. Current treatment guidelines for bronchiectasis recommend participation in regular physical activity (PA) to improve aerobic fitness and quality of life (QoL). However, no previous study has assessed physical activity and sedentary behavior in this patient group, and the extent to which children with bronchiectasis meet guidelines for PA is unknown. In the absence of such data, we objectively measured the PA of children with bronchiectasis and compared them to current guidelines.

    Methods: Forty-six children with bronchiectasis between 4 to 14 years (mean age 7.5 ± 2.6 years) were recruited from the Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane. Daily time in sedentary, light, and moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA) was measured objectively over 7 days using the ActiGraph GT3X+ accelerometer and compared their values to current guidelines (minimum 60 min of MVPA daily). Compliance with the daily guideline and average daily steps counts were compared to normative data from two population–based health surveys of healthy children.

    Results: We had complete measurements from 36 children. On average, they accumulated 48.6 min of MVPA daily and were sedentary for ~ 7 h/day. There was no statistical difference in these values between sexes or weekdays vs. weekends. Only 2 (5.6%) children met the 60-min daily MVPA recommendation compared to 42.1% of healthy children. Children with bronchiectasis accumulated 8229 steps/day (boys: 8422 ± SD 473, girls: 8037 ± 594), well below the recommended 12,000 steps/day. In comparison, daily step counts in healthy children ranged from 11,500–14,500 steps/day.

    Conclusion: Children with bronchiectasis are insufficiently active for health benefit and would substantially benefit from programs to promote PA and reduce sedentary behavior.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number7
    Pages (from-to)1-7
    Number of pages7
    JournalBMC Pulmonary Medicine
    Volume19
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Jan 2019

    Fingerprint

    Bronchiectasis
    Child Behavior
    Cross-Sectional Studies
    Exercise
    Guidelines
    Patient Acceptance of Health Care
    Queensland
    Insurance Benefits
    Health Surveys
    Quality of Life
    Morbidity

    Cite this

    Joschtel, Barbara ; Gomersall, Sjaan R. ; Tweedy, Sean ; Petsky, Helen ; Chang, Anne B. ; Trost, Stewart G. / Objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behaviour in children with bronchiectasis : A cross-sectional study. In: BMC Pulmonary Medicine. 2019 ; Vol. 19, No. 1. pp. 1-7.
    @article{642190a212c34ac18cbec1021242bff0,
    title = "Objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behaviour in children with bronchiectasis: A cross-sectional study",
    abstract = "Background: Bronchiectasis is a major contributor to respiratory morbidity and health care utilization in children and youth. Current treatment guidelines for bronchiectasis recommend participation in regular physical activity (PA) to improve aerobic fitness and quality of life (QoL). However, no previous study has assessed physical activity and sedentary behavior in this patient group, and the extent to which children with bronchiectasis meet guidelines for PA is unknown. In the absence of such data, we objectively measured the PA of children with bronchiectasis and compared them to current guidelines.Methods: Forty-six children with bronchiectasis between 4 to 14 years (mean age 7.5 ± 2.6 years) were recruited from the Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane. Daily time in sedentary, light, and moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA) was measured objectively over 7 days using the ActiGraph GT3X+ accelerometer and compared their values to current guidelines (minimum 60 min of MVPA daily). Compliance with the daily guideline and average daily steps counts were compared to normative data from two population–based health surveys of healthy children.Results: We had complete measurements from 36 children. On average, they accumulated 48.6 min of MVPA daily and were sedentary for ~ 7 h/day. There was no statistical difference in these values between sexes or weekdays vs. weekends. Only 2 (5.6{\%}) children met the 60-min daily MVPA recommendation compared to 42.1{\%} of healthy children. Children with bronchiectasis accumulated 8229 steps/day (boys: 8422 ± SD 473, girls: 8037 ± 594), well below the recommended 12,000 steps/day. In comparison, daily step counts in healthy children ranged from 11,500–14,500 steps/day.Conclusion: Children with bronchiectasis are insufficiently active for health benefit and would substantially benefit from programs to promote PA and reduce sedentary behavior.",
    keywords = "Accelerometer, Bronchiectasis, Children, Physical activity, Physical activity guidelines, Sedentary behavior, Steps",
    author = "Barbara Joschtel and Gomersall, {Sjaan R.} and Sean Tweedy and Helen Petsky and Chang, {Anne B.} and Trost, {Stewart G.}",
    year = "2019",
    month = "1",
    day = "8",
    doi = "10.1186/s12890-018-0772-8",
    language = "English",
    volume = "19",
    pages = "1--7",
    journal = "BMC Pulmonary Medicine",
    issn = "1471-2466",
    publisher = "BioMed Central",
    number = "1",

    }

    Objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behaviour in children with bronchiectasis : A cross-sectional study. / Joschtel, Barbara; Gomersall, Sjaan R.; Tweedy, Sean; Petsky, Helen; Chang, Anne B.; Trost, Stewart G.

    In: BMC Pulmonary Medicine, Vol. 19, No. 1, 7, 08.01.2019, p. 1-7.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

    TY - JOUR

    T1 - Objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behaviour in children with bronchiectasis

    T2 - A cross-sectional study

    AU - Joschtel, Barbara

    AU - Gomersall, Sjaan R.

    AU - Tweedy, Sean

    AU - Petsky, Helen

    AU - Chang, Anne B.

    AU - Trost, Stewart G.

    PY - 2019/1/8

    Y1 - 2019/1/8

    N2 - Background: Bronchiectasis is a major contributor to respiratory morbidity and health care utilization in children and youth. Current treatment guidelines for bronchiectasis recommend participation in regular physical activity (PA) to improve aerobic fitness and quality of life (QoL). However, no previous study has assessed physical activity and sedentary behavior in this patient group, and the extent to which children with bronchiectasis meet guidelines for PA is unknown. In the absence of such data, we objectively measured the PA of children with bronchiectasis and compared them to current guidelines.Methods: Forty-six children with bronchiectasis between 4 to 14 years (mean age 7.5 ± 2.6 years) were recruited from the Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane. Daily time in sedentary, light, and moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA) was measured objectively over 7 days using the ActiGraph GT3X+ accelerometer and compared their values to current guidelines (minimum 60 min of MVPA daily). Compliance with the daily guideline and average daily steps counts were compared to normative data from two population–based health surveys of healthy children.Results: We had complete measurements from 36 children. On average, they accumulated 48.6 min of MVPA daily and were sedentary for ~ 7 h/day. There was no statistical difference in these values between sexes or weekdays vs. weekends. Only 2 (5.6%) children met the 60-min daily MVPA recommendation compared to 42.1% of healthy children. Children with bronchiectasis accumulated 8229 steps/day (boys: 8422 ± SD 473, girls: 8037 ± 594), well below the recommended 12,000 steps/day. In comparison, daily step counts in healthy children ranged from 11,500–14,500 steps/day.Conclusion: Children with bronchiectasis are insufficiently active for health benefit and would substantially benefit from programs to promote PA and reduce sedentary behavior.

    AB - Background: Bronchiectasis is a major contributor to respiratory morbidity and health care utilization in children and youth. Current treatment guidelines for bronchiectasis recommend participation in regular physical activity (PA) to improve aerobic fitness and quality of life (QoL). However, no previous study has assessed physical activity and sedentary behavior in this patient group, and the extent to which children with bronchiectasis meet guidelines for PA is unknown. In the absence of such data, we objectively measured the PA of children with bronchiectasis and compared them to current guidelines.Methods: Forty-six children with bronchiectasis between 4 to 14 years (mean age 7.5 ± 2.6 years) were recruited from the Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane. Daily time in sedentary, light, and moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA) was measured objectively over 7 days using the ActiGraph GT3X+ accelerometer and compared their values to current guidelines (minimum 60 min of MVPA daily). Compliance with the daily guideline and average daily steps counts were compared to normative data from two population–based health surveys of healthy children.Results: We had complete measurements from 36 children. On average, they accumulated 48.6 min of MVPA daily and were sedentary for ~ 7 h/day. There was no statistical difference in these values between sexes or weekdays vs. weekends. Only 2 (5.6%) children met the 60-min daily MVPA recommendation compared to 42.1% of healthy children. Children with bronchiectasis accumulated 8229 steps/day (boys: 8422 ± SD 473, girls: 8037 ± 594), well below the recommended 12,000 steps/day. In comparison, daily step counts in healthy children ranged from 11,500–14,500 steps/day.Conclusion: Children with bronchiectasis are insufficiently active for health benefit and would substantially benefit from programs to promote PA and reduce sedentary behavior.

    KW - Accelerometer

    KW - Bronchiectasis

    KW - Children

    KW - Physical activity

    KW - Physical activity guidelines

    KW - Sedentary behavior

    KW - Steps

    UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85059795252&partnerID=8YFLogxK

    U2 - 10.1186/s12890-018-0772-8

    DO - 10.1186/s12890-018-0772-8

    M3 - Article

    VL - 19

    SP - 1

    EP - 7

    JO - BMC Pulmonary Medicine

    JF - BMC Pulmonary Medicine

    SN - 1471-2466

    IS - 1

    M1 - 7

    ER -