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ISSN: 2161-105X

Journal of Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine

  • Research Article   
  • J Pulm Respir Med 2017, Vol 7(6): 430
  • DOI: 10.4172/2161-105X.1000430

Physical Activity Levels and Performance in Italian Adolescents with Cystic Fibrosis: A Multicenter Cross-sectional Study

Clizia Cazzarolli1*, Gloria Tridello1, Chiara Tartali2, Ilaria Meneghelli1, Maria Antonietta Ciciretti3, Giulia Mamprin4, Patrizia Fanzaghi5, Diletta Innocenti6, Francesca Grisorio3, Sara Tomezzoli1 and Sonia Volpi1
1Centro Regionale Veneto per la Cura della Fibrosi Cistica, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata Verona, , Italy
2U.O.C. Medicina Fisica e Riabilitazione, Azienda ULSS 9 Scaligera Verona, , Italy
3Servizio di Supporto Fibrosi Cistica di Cerignola, , P.O. “G. Tatarella” ASL Foggia, Italy
4Servizio di Supporto Fibrosi Cistica di Treviso-Presidio Ospedaliero di Treviso, , Italy
5Centro Regionale per la Fibrosi Cistica-Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Parma, , Italy
6Centro Regionale per la Fibrosi Cistica-Ospedale Meyer Firenze, , Italy
*Corresponding Author : Clizia Cazzarolli, Centro Regionale Veneto per la Cura della Fibrosi Cistica, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata, Piazzale Stefani 1, 37126 Verona, Italy, Tel: +39 0458123162, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Nov 06, 2017 / Accepted Date: Nov 09, 2017 / Published Date: Nov 16, 2017

Abstract

The aim of this study was to compare physical performance in Italian adolescents with different habitual activity levels and to examine its relationship with peripheral muscle strength and quality of life.
At regular clinic visits in 5 cystic fibrosis (CF) Centres in Italy, 35 subjects performed spirometry, incremental shuttle walk test (ISWT), one-repetition maximum (1 RM) and completed the Habitual Activity Estimation Scale (HAES). Subjects were divided into two groups, based on activity levels derived from the HAES.
More active subjects achieved higher ISWT distance (ISWD) (1040.4 m vs.851.3 m, p=0.2) and described better body image perception (75.7% vs. 66.7% p=0.3) than subjects in the less active group, but these results did not reach a statistical significance. There was no correlation between ISWD, lung function and quality of life, but we observed a moderate correlation between ISWD and upper limb strength (r=0.46).
Our data showed that more active subjects did not differ from less- active ones. Further studies should choose alternative tools to assess physical activity levels in order to detect the real engagement in vigorous activities, making it easier to compare and combine results and promote educational intervention.

Keywords: Cystic fibrosis; Adolescents; Habitual activity; Physical performance

Citation: Cazzarolli C, Tridello G, Tartali C, Meneghelli I, Ciciretti MA, et al. (2017) Physical Activity Levels and Performance in Italian Adolescents with Cystic Fibrosis: A Multicenter Cross-sectional Study. J Pulm Respir Med 7: 430. Doi: 10.4172/2161-105X.1000430

Copyright: © 2017 Cazzarolli C, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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