Factors associated with in-school physical activity among urban children with asthma

Marina Reznik, Florinda Islamovic, Jaeun Choi, Cheng Shiun Leu, Alex V. Rowlands

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Objective: A cross-sectional study was conducted to determine if in-school physical activity (PA) varied by age, gender, weight and asthma status, participation in physical education (PE), outdoor recess, and other in-school PA among urban schoolchildren with asthma. Methods: PA was measured by tri-axial accelerometers. Height and mass were measured and overweight defined as BMI ≥85th percentile. Asthma impairment and risk were assessed as per national guidelines, and asthma status variable with three categories (mild, moderate, and severe) was created. Multivariable generalized linear mixed models adjusting for clustering due to school and student were fitted to identify variables predictive of PA. Results: 108 children with asthma participated. Children spent 374 minutes in school, of which 253 minutes were sedentary, 105 minutes in light PA, and 16 minutes in moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA). Only 3 participants reached the recommended ≥30 minutes/day of MVPA. Multivariable analysis revealed age, gender, participation in PE class, outdoor recess, and other in-school PA as independent predictors of PA. BMI and asthma status were not associated with PA. Conclusions: Children with asthma were mostly sedentary at school. Older children and girls were particularly at risk for inactivity. PE, recess, and other in-school PA participation are modifiable factors that should be targeted in school-based interventions aimed at increasing PA in this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Asthma
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jul 14 2017

Fingerprint

Asthma
Exercise
Physical Education and Training
Cluster Analysis
Linear Models
Cross-Sectional Studies
Guidelines
Students
Light
Weights and Measures
Population

Keywords

  • Accelerometer
  • exercise
  • reactive airway disease
  • students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

Cite this

Factors associated with in-school physical activity among urban children with asthma. / Reznik, Marina; Islamovic, Florinda; Choi, Jaeun; Leu, Cheng Shiun; Rowlands, Alex V.

In: Journal of Asthma, 14.07.2017, p. 1-10.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reznik, Marina ; Islamovic, Florinda ; Choi, Jaeun ; Leu, Cheng Shiun ; Rowlands, Alex V. / Factors associated with in-school physical activity among urban children with asthma. In: Journal of Asthma. 2017 ; pp. 1-10.
@article{6913428d809747b296c9818496030db0,
title = "Factors associated with in-school physical activity among urban children with asthma",
abstract = "Objective: A cross-sectional study was conducted to determine if in-school physical activity (PA) varied by age, gender, weight and asthma status, participation in physical education (PE), outdoor recess, and other in-school PA among urban schoolchildren with asthma. Methods: PA was measured by tri-axial accelerometers. Height and mass were measured and overweight defined as BMI ≥85th percentile. Asthma impairment and risk were assessed as per national guidelines, and asthma status variable with three categories (mild, moderate, and severe) was created. Multivariable generalized linear mixed models adjusting for clustering due to school and student were fitted to identify variables predictive of PA. Results: 108 children with asthma participated. Children spent 374 minutes in school, of which 253 minutes were sedentary, 105 minutes in light PA, and 16 minutes in moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA). Only 3 participants reached the recommended ≥30 minutes/day of MVPA. Multivariable analysis revealed age, gender, participation in PE class, outdoor recess, and other in-school PA as independent predictors of PA. BMI and asthma status were not associated with PA. Conclusions: Children with asthma were mostly sedentary at school. Older children and girls were particularly at risk for inactivity. PE, recess, and other in-school PA participation are modifiable factors that should be targeted in school-based interventions aimed at increasing PA in this population.",
keywords = "Accelerometer, exercise, reactive airway disease, students",
author = "Marina Reznik and Florinda Islamovic and Jaeun Choi and Leu, {Cheng Shiun} and Rowlands, {Alex V.}",
year = "2017",
month = "7",
day = "14",
doi = "10.1080/02770903.2017.1340482",
language = "English (US)",
pages = "1--10",
journal = "Journal of Asthma",
issn = "0277-0903",
publisher = "Informa Healthcare",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Factors associated with in-school physical activity among urban children with asthma

AU - Reznik, Marina

AU - Islamovic, Florinda

AU - Choi, Jaeun

AU - Leu, Cheng Shiun

AU - Rowlands, Alex V.

PY - 2017/7/14

Y1 - 2017/7/14

N2 - Objective: A cross-sectional study was conducted to determine if in-school physical activity (PA) varied by age, gender, weight and asthma status, participation in physical education (PE), outdoor recess, and other in-school PA among urban schoolchildren with asthma. Methods: PA was measured by tri-axial accelerometers. Height and mass were measured and overweight defined as BMI ≥85th percentile. Asthma impairment and risk were assessed as per national guidelines, and asthma status variable with three categories (mild, moderate, and severe) was created. Multivariable generalized linear mixed models adjusting for clustering due to school and student were fitted to identify variables predictive of PA. Results: 108 children with asthma participated. Children spent 374 minutes in school, of which 253 minutes were sedentary, 105 minutes in light PA, and 16 minutes in moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA). Only 3 participants reached the recommended ≥30 minutes/day of MVPA. Multivariable analysis revealed age, gender, participation in PE class, outdoor recess, and other in-school PA as independent predictors of PA. BMI and asthma status were not associated with PA. Conclusions: Children with asthma were mostly sedentary at school. Older children and girls were particularly at risk for inactivity. PE, recess, and other in-school PA participation are modifiable factors that should be targeted in school-based interventions aimed at increasing PA in this population.

AB - Objective: A cross-sectional study was conducted to determine if in-school physical activity (PA) varied by age, gender, weight and asthma status, participation in physical education (PE), outdoor recess, and other in-school PA among urban schoolchildren with asthma. Methods: PA was measured by tri-axial accelerometers. Height and mass were measured and overweight defined as BMI ≥85th percentile. Asthma impairment and risk were assessed as per national guidelines, and asthma status variable with three categories (mild, moderate, and severe) was created. Multivariable generalized linear mixed models adjusting for clustering due to school and student were fitted to identify variables predictive of PA. Results: 108 children with asthma participated. Children spent 374 minutes in school, of which 253 minutes were sedentary, 105 minutes in light PA, and 16 minutes in moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA). Only 3 participants reached the recommended ≥30 minutes/day of MVPA. Multivariable analysis revealed age, gender, participation in PE class, outdoor recess, and other in-school PA as independent predictors of PA. BMI and asthma status were not associated with PA. Conclusions: Children with asthma were mostly sedentary at school. Older children and girls were particularly at risk for inactivity. PE, recess, and other in-school PA participation are modifiable factors that should be targeted in school-based interventions aimed at increasing PA in this population.

KW - Accelerometer

KW - exercise

KW - reactive airway disease

KW - students

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85025115463&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85025115463&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/02770903.2017.1340482

DO - 10.1080/02770903.2017.1340482

M3 - Article

SP - 1

EP - 10

JO - Journal of Asthma

JF - Journal of Asthma

SN - 0277-0903

ER -