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Heart Rate and Physical Activity Patterns in Persons with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities.: Applied research on physical activity.
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PMID:  23442278     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
ABSTRACT: As physical fitness and health are related to physical activity, it is important to gain insight into the physical activity levels of persons with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities (PIMD). The purpose of this study was to examine heart rate patterns to measure the activity levels of persons with PIMD and to analyze these heart rate patterns according to participant characteristics, observed level of activity, days and time of day.The heart rate patterns of 24 participants with PIMD were measured continuously using a heart rate monitor for 8 hours a day for a period of six days. Physical activity levels were measured with questionnaires. Data were analyzed using multilevel analysis. The results indicate that the participants use only 32% of their heart rate reserve over six days. The intensity of heart rate reserve ranged from 1 to 62 %. On a given day, wide ranges in heart rates between participants and within persons were observed. Between days, only small ranges in heart rate were found. Participants could be grouped into four classes according to heart rate. In addition, such factors as time of day, physical activity and age are significantly related to heart rate patterns. In conclusion, this study is an important first step in exploring activity patterns based on heart rate patterns in persons with PIMD. The participants are using relatively small fractions of their heart rate reserves. Time of day and age appear to have a considerable influence on heart rate patterns. The observed classes in heart rate patterns suggest that other, probably more personal and psychosocial factors have significant influences on heart rate patterns, as well.
A Waninge; A A J van der Putten; R E Stewart; B Steenbergen; R van Wijck; C P van der Schans
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1533-4287     ISO Abbreviation:  J Strength Cond Res     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
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Created Date:  2013-2-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9415084     Medline TA:  J Strength Cond Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1Royal Dutch Visio De Brink 2Hanze University, Applied Sciences in Health Care and Nursing, Groningen, The Netherlands 3University of Groningen, Department of Special Needs Education and Child Care, Groningen, The Netherlands 4Universal Medical Centre Groningen, Public Health Groningen, Netherlands 5Radboud University Nijmegen, Behavioural Science Institute Nijmegen, Netherlands 6University of Groningen, Human Movement Studies Department Groningen, Netherlands.
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