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Objective and Subjective Assessment of Physical Activity in Adults with Muscle Diseases [Turk J Neurol]
Turk J Neurol. Ahead of Print: TJN-80106 | DOI: 10.4274/tnd.80106  

Objective and Subjective Assessment of Physical Activity in Adults with Muscle Diseases

Fatma Ayvat1, Ender Ayvat1, Özge Onursal Kılınç1, Muhammed Kılınç1, Sibel Aksu Yıldırım1, Ersin Tan2
1Hacettepe University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Ankara, Turkey
2Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Ankara, Turkey

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the physical activity of adults with muscle diseases relative to healthy controls.
Materials and Methods: Individuals participated in this cross-sectional study by completing International Physical Activity Questionnaire - Long version and using SenseWear Armband Activity Monitor over a 5-day period to assess physical activity levels subjectively and objectively.
Results: Forty healthy controls (16 male, 24 female) (30.40±4.55 years) and 40 adults with muscle diseases (21 male, 19 female) (32.67±6.57 years) participated in this study. We found that SenseWear Armband (Step counts, duration of moderate physical activity and vigorous physical activity) and International Physical Activity Questionnaire (Walking physical activity, vigorous physical activity, working physical activity and total physical activity) parameters were significantly lower in the adults with muscle disease group than the healthy controls group (p<0.05); whereas the total amount of energy expenditure was similar between the groups (p>0.05).
Conclusion: In conclusion, adults with muscle diseases expends the same amount of energy as healthy controls, but over fewer steps. This difference between energy expenditure and number of steps could be due to the higher energy requirements for walking in the adults with muscle diseases. These findings will help healthcare professionals plan treatment strategies for adults with muscle diseases.

Keywords: Physical activity, chronic disease, energy expenditure




Corresponding Author: Fatma Ayvat, Türkiye


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