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7 Results for: "Cerebral palsy"

Decision Trees for Detection of Activity Intensity in Youth with Cerebral Palsy

  • Published on May 2016

Purpose: To develop and test decision tree (DT) models to classify physical activity (PA) intensity from accelerometer output and Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) classification level in ambulatory youth with cerebral palsy (CP) and compare the classification accuracy of the new DT models to that achieved by previously published ...


A randomized controlled trial of web-based training to increase activity in children with cerebral palsy

  • Published on Jul 2016

Aim: To determine the efficacy of web-based training on activity capacity and performance in children with unilateral cerebral palsy (CP). Method: In a matched-pairs randomized waitlist controlled trial, independently ambulant children and adolescents with unilateral CP were allocated to receive 30 minutes of training (intervention) 6 days per week, or usual care (...


Decision tree models for detection of physical activity intensity in ambulatory youth with cerebral palsy

  • Presented on 2015

Aims: Develop and test decision tree (DT) models to classify physical activity (PA) intensity from accelerometer output and Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) level in ambulatory youth with CP; and 2) compare the classification accuracy of the decision tree models to that achieved by previously published cut-points for youth with ...


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 ...


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 ...


Assessment of Measures of Physical Activity of Children with Cerebral Palsy at Home and School: A Pilot Study

  • Published on Oct. 27, 2013

Background Home and school are important settings where children can accrue health promoting physical activity (PA). Little is known about the PA levels and associated environmental characteristics at home and school in children with cerebral palsy (CP). An observational tool - Behaviors of Eating and Activity for Children’s Health ...


Physical Activity Measurement Using MTI (Actigraph) Among Children With Cerebral Palsy

  • Published on 08/2010

Objective To investigate the validity of MTI accelerometer as a physical activity (PA) measurement instrument for children with cerebral palsy (CP). Design Participants were classified within Gross Motor Function Classification System I to III and took part in 2 activity sessions: (1) a structured activity protocol with increasing intensities and (2) a free ...