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Remote Physical Activity Monitoring in Neurological Disease: A Systematic Review

  • Published on April 28, 2016

Objective: To perform a systematic review of studies using remote physical activity monitoring in neurological diseases, highlighting advances and determining gaps. Methods: Studies were systematically identified in PubMed/MEDLINE, CINAHL and SCOPUS from January 2004 to December 2014 that monitored physical activity for 24 hours in adults with neurological diseases. Studies that measured ...


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 (...


Intra-Individual Variability of Physical Activity in Older Adults With and Without Mild Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Published on Apr 20, 2016

Abstract: Physical activity shows promise for protection against cognitive decline in older adults with and without Alzheimer's disease (AD). To better understand barriers to adoption of physical activity in this population, a clear understanding of daily and weekly activity patterns is needed. Most accelerometry studies report average physical activity over ...


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 ...


Accelerometer Cut Points for Physical Activity Assessment of Older Adults with Parkinson’s Disease

  • Published on Sept. 2, 2015

Objective: To define accelerometer cut points for different walking speeds in older adults with mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease. Methods: A volunteer sample of 30 older adults (mean age 73; SD 5.4 years) with mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease walked at self-defined brisk, normal, and slow speeds for three minutes in ...


Levels and Patterns of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Elderly Individuals With Mild to Moderate Parkinson Disease

  • Published on Feb. 5, 2015

Background: Decreased movement ability is one of the hallmarks of Parkinson´s disease (PD). This may lead to inadequate physical activity (PA) and excessive time in sedentary behaviors - two factors associated with an elevated risk for lifestyle-related diseases, poorer PD-management and premature death. In order to identify the extent ...


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 ...


Are adults with bipolar disorder active? Objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behavior using accelerometry

  • Published on Sept. 18, 2013

Background: Little is known about physical activity and sedentary behavior of adults with bipolar disorder (BP). Physical activity and sedentary behaviors may be modifiable factors associated with elevated rates of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and mortality in adults with BP. Methods: Sixty adult outpatients treated for BP (> 18 yr) ...


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, ...