Thursday, July 15, 2010

Reference Values for Aerobic Fitness for Youth with CP

Physical Therapy published reference values for aerobic fitness in children, adolescents, and young adults who have cerebral palsy and are ambulatory. Three hundred six youth (ages 6-20), who were classified as Gross Motor Function Classification System levels I and II, were tested on the 10 m shuttle run. Based on the test scores, 4 reference curves were established. For any therapist working on aerobic fitness in children with CP, this article would be helpful to compare the children to a homogeneous group.

Referene: Verschuren, Olaf, Bloemen, Manon, Kruitwagen, Cas, Takken, Tim
Reference Values for Aerobic Fitness in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults Who Have Cerebral Palsy and Are Ambulatory PHYS THER 2010 0: ptj.20090318

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1 comment:

TherExtras said...

Excellent! Meaningful information!

Barbara