Pulmonary rehabilitation in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis

Attilio Turchetta

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Abstract: The increase in survival of children affected by cystic fibrosis (CF) has generated new needs, paramount of which is for them to be able lead, as far as possible, a normal life and that will include involvement in sports activities. Several authors have developed sports activity programmes for children with CF - at home, in hospital, supervised and unsupervised, and studies with these have shown a minor increase in lung function test, but no significant increase in maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 max). VO2 max is an integrated measure of cardio-respiratory-muscular function and has been demonstrated to correlate with longer survival. Training for sports activities increases VO2 max and, as CF can slow down the reduction of this parameter, special training programmes tailored to the needs of children with should be considered.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPaediatrics and Child Health
Volume18
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008

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Cystic Fibrosis
Sports
Rehabilitation
Lung
Respiratory Function Tests
Oxygen Consumption
Teaching
Education

Keywords

  • cystic fibrosis
  • sport

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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