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Effects of the Fitkids exercise therapy program on health-related fitness, walking capacity, and health-related quality of life.

Authors
  • Kotte, Elles M W1
  • de Groot, Janke F2
  • Winkler, Alexander M F3
  • Huijgen, Barbara C H4
  • Takken, Tim5
  • 1 E.M.W. Kotte, MSc, Fitkids Foundation, Box 75751, 1070 AT, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. [email protected] , (Netherlands)
  • 2 J.F. de Groot, PT, PhD, University of Applied Science, Utrecht, the Netherlands; Child Development & Exercise Center, Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands; and Partner of Shared Utrecht Pediatric Exercise Research (SUPER) Lab, Utrecht, the Netherlands. , (Netherlands)
  • 3 A.M.F. Winkler, MD, Fitkids Foundation.
  • 4 B.C.H. Huijgen, PhD, Center for Human Movement Sciences, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands. , (Netherlands)
  • 5 T. Takken, PhD, Child Development & Exercise Center, Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, University Medical Center Utrecht, and Partner of Shared Utrecht Pediatric Exercise Research (SUPER) Lab.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Physical therapy
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2014
Volume
94
Issue
9
Pages
1306–1318
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2522/ptj.20130315
PMID: 24786945
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The Fitkids exercise therapy program has significantly improved health-related fitness, walking capacity, and HRQoL in children and adolescents with chronic conditions or disabilities.

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