Assessing Physical Activity Levels in Children/Youth Living with Fragile X Syndrome

Authors

  • Philip M. Wilson
  • Diane E. Mack
  • Diane E. Mack
  • Mila Janjic-Zarab

Keywords:

Kinesmetrics, neurodevelopmental disorders, fragile X syndrome, pediatric exercise medicine, health behavior

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to describe physical activity levels in children/youth living with Fragile X Syndrome (FXS). Mothers of boys (n = 40) or girls (n = 3) living with FXS completed a modified Leisure-Time Exercise Questionnaire (m-LTEQ) to assess physical activity levels. Few boys living with FXS (? 12.8%) engaged in ‘zero’ physical activity during a typical week. Most boys were ‘active’ (66.7%) while most girls were ‘moderately’ active (66.7%). Overall, it seems physical activity levels can be measured in children/youth living with FXS using the m-LTEQ yet further study of this health-enhancing behavior in this cohort is warranted.Subscribe to PALAESTRA

Published

2021-09-01

Issue

Section

Feature Articles