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24 results for "Neuromuscular disorders"

Quantification of Physical Activity and Sedentary Time in Adults with Cerebral Palsy.

  • Published on Nov. 21, 2014

Purpose: Objective and subjective quantification of habitual physical activity (HPA) and sedentary time in ambulatory and nonambulatory adults with cerebral palsy (CP). Methods: We recruited a clinical sample of adults with CP (N=42; 21 female; mean age: 33.5 yr, SD 12.3 yr; Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) distribution: Level I (n=5), Level ...

Is physical behavior affected in fatigued persons with multiple sclerosis?: Physical behavior in multiple sclerosis

  • Published on Sept. 16, 2014

Objective: To study physical behavior (PB) in detail in fatigued persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). Design: case-control explorative study. Setting: Outpatient rehabilitation department. PB monitoring was conducted in participants' daily environment. Participants: Twenty-three fatigued persons with MS were selected from an RCT. Cases were matched to, 23 age- and gender-matched healthy, ...

Variability in Measuring Physical Activity in Children with Cerebral Palsy.

  • Published on May 12, 2014

Introduction: To establish the variability in the measurement of habitual physical activity (HPA) using the ActiGraph(R) GT3X+ accelerometer in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Method: Repeated measures: Independently ambulant children with unilateral CP (n=30; aged 11y3m [2y4m]) completed standardized tasks over two consecutive days wearing an ...

Physical activity is associated with cognitive processing speed in persons with multiple sclerosis

  • Published on January 2014

Abstract: The impairment of cognitive processing speed is common, disabling, and poorly managed in multiple sclerosis (MS). This study examined the association between objectively-measured physical activity and cognitive processing speed (CPS) in a large sample of persons with MS. Patients (N=212) underwent two valid neuropsychological tests of CPS, completed the ...

T2 Relaxation Time and Activity in Boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

  • Published on Summer 2013

Abstract Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an inherited neuromuscular disorder characterized by progressive muscular degeneration. It is unknown what amount of activity is beneficial or detrimental to dystrophic muscle. This study examined functional mobility, activity, and T2 relaxation time in boys with DMD. DMD subjects were divided into two groups (...