Physical Activity of Asthmatic and Nonasthmatic Children
ABSTRACT Questionnaires examining behaviors and attitudes related to physical activity and asthma were administered to 408 urban schoolchildren aged 11-13 years. Asthmatics (16% of the sample) were more frequently active and were more anxious prior to exercise than nonasthmatics, but did not differ significantly from nonasthmatics in enjoyment of exercise or in physical self-concept. The motives for performing exercise or sport were similar in the two groups, although the asthmatics perceived less pressure to be active from parents or school than the nonasthmatics. It is concluded that asthmatic children have favorable behaviors and attitudes in relation to exercise and sport.
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- Thorax 11/1992; 47(10):765-7. DOI:10.1136/thx.47.10.765 · 8.56 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Questionnaires examining attitudes to physical activity and to gymnastic lessons at school were filled out by 37 asthmatic and 36 healthy adolescents. No significant differences were demonstrated between the two groups. The study suggests that if a positive approach to physical activity is associated with active involvement, attitudinal factors per se should not mitigate against active participation of asthmatic subjects in sports.Journal of Asthma 02/1994; 31(3):171-5. DOI:10.3109/02770909409044823 · 1.83 Impact Factor