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Obesity is getting more common and challenging to treat in children and adolescents with myelomeningocele. Therefore, it is becoming more important to determine daily physical activity in these patients. Daily walking performance and average steps per day in patients with low lumbar and sacral level myelomeningocele are shown to not differ from healthy controls. Step counts can not reflect all torsional accelerations associated with daily living activities. Omnidirectional accelerometers provide all types of body movement outputs and give detailed parameters of physical activity level and energy expenditure. There is no data about energy expenditure and physical activity level of the patients with myelomeningocele in daily routine. This study aims to quantify energy expenditure and physical activity of children and adolescents with low lumbar and sacral level myelomeningocele.
Children and adolescents with low lumbar and sacral level myelomeningocele, and age-, sex-, and BMI-matched controls were included. Omnidirectional accelerometer monitor (Actical®) was used to assess activity energy expenditure and daily durations spent in sedentary, light activity and moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA).
Omnidirectional accelerometer monitor (3x3 cm and 16 g, Actical®, Philips Respironics)
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Physical activity which is usually regular and done with the intention of improving or maintaining PHYSICAL FITNESS or HEALTH. Contrast with PHYSICAL EXERTION which is concerned largely with the physiologic and metabolic response to energy expenditure.
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