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dc.contributor.authorNg, Kwok
dc.contributor.authorTynjala, Jorma
dc.contributor.authorSigmundova, Dagmar
dc.contributor.authorAugustine, Lilly
dc.contributor.authorSentenac, Marianne
dc.contributor.authorRintala, Pauli
dc.contributor.authorInchley, Joanna Catherine
dc.identifier.citationNg , K , Tynjala , J , Sigmundova , D , Augustine , L , Sentenac , M , Rintala , P & Inchley , J C 2017 , ' Physical activity among adolescents with long-term illnesses or disabilities in 15 European countries ' , Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly , vol. 34 , no. 4 , pp. 456-465 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 249731445
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 75e048ec-b7fc-4ae9-84f2-45d1cfbc8b52
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85032745902
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000414685100007
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-8322-8817/work/65014222
dc.description.abstractPhysical activity (PA) is an important health-promoting behavior from which adolescents with long-term illnesses or disabilities (LTID) can benefit. It is important to monitor differences across countries in adherence with PA recommendations for health. The aim of this study was to compare PA levels among 15 European countries after disaggregating data by disability. Data from pupils (mean age = 13.6 years, SD = 1.64) participating in the 2013/2014 Health Behavior in School-aged Children study were analyzed to compare adolescents without LTID, with LTID, and with LTID that affects their participation (affected LTID). Logistic regression models adjusted for age and family affluence, stratified by gender and country group with PA recommendations for health as the outcome variable. With the data pooled, 15% (n = 9,372) of adolescents reported having LTID and 4% (n = 2,566) having affected LTID. Overall, fewer boys with LTID met PA recommendations for health than boys without LTID, although it was not statistically significant either at the national levels or for girls.
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dc.subjectMainstream schoolsen
dc.subjectChronic conditionsen
dc.subjectRA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicineen
dc.subjectSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-beingen
dc.titlePhysical activity among adolescents with long-term illnesses or disabilities in 15 European countriesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Medicineen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Child and Adolescent Health Research Uniten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Population and Behavioural Science Divisionen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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