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Research Articles on Physical Activity

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Chiarello, L., Palisano, R., Maggs, J., Orlin, M., Almasri, N., Kang, L., & Chang, H. (2010). Family priorities for activity and participation of children and youth with cerebral palsy. Physical Therapy, 90(9), 1254-1264. 

Claassen, A., Gorter, J.W., Stewart, D., Verschuren, O., Galuppi, B., & Shimmell, L. (2011). Becoming and staying physically active in adolescents with cerebral palsy: Protocol of a qualitative study of facilitators and barriers to physical activity. BioMed Central Pediatrics, 11, 1. 

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Brunton, L., & Bartlett, D. J. (2010). Description of exercise participation of adolescents with cerebral palsy across a 4-year period. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 22(2), 180-187.

Claridge, E., McPhee, P., Timmons, B., Ginis, K., MacDonald, M., & Gorter, J.W. (2014). Quantification of Physical Activity and Sedentary Time in Adults with Cerebral Palsy. Advance online publication.

Gibson, B., Teachman, G., Wright, V., Fehlings, D., Young, N., & McKeever, P. (2012). Children's and parents' beliefs regarding the value of walking: rehabilitation implications for children with cerebral palsy. Child: Care, Health and Development, 38(1), 61-9.

Gorter, J.W. & Timmons, B.W. (2014). Measurement of habitual physical activity and sedentary behaviour of youth with cerebral palsy: work in progress. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 56(9), 911.

Knights, S., Graham, N., Switzer, L., Hernandez, H., Ye, Z., Findlay, B., Xie, W.Y., Wright, V., & Fehlings, D. (2014). An innovative cycling exergame to promote cardiovascular fitness in youth with cerebral palsy: A brief report. Developmental Neurorehabilitation. Advance online publication.

Lauruschkus K, Nordmark E, Hallström I. (2014). "It's fun, but" Children with cerebral palsy and their experiences of participation in physical activities. Disability and Rehabilitation

Lauruschkus, K., Westbom, L., Hallström, I., Wagner, P., & Nordmark, E. (2013). Physical activity in a total population of children and adolescents with cerebral palsy. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34(1), 157-167.

Maltais, D.B., Wiart, L., Fowler, E., Verschuren, O., & Damiano D.L. (2014). Health-Related Physical Fitness for Children With Cerebral Palsy. Journal of Child Neurology. Advance online publication.

Palisano, R. (2012). Physical activity of children with cerebral palsy: what are the considerations? Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 54(5), 390-1.

Palisano, R., Chiarello, L., Orlin, M., Oeffinger, D., Polansky, M., Maggs, J., et al. (2011). Determinants of intensity of participation in leisure and recreational activities by children with cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 53(2), 142-149.

Shimmell, L.J., Gorter, J.W., Jackson, D., Wright, M., & Galuppi, B. (2013). "It's the participation that motivates him": physical activity experiences of youth with cerebral palsy and their parents. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 33(4), 405-20.

Verschuren, O., Darrah, J., Novak, I., Ketelaar, M., & Wiart, L. (2013). Health-Enhancing Physical Activity in Children With Cerebral Palsy: More of the Same Is Not Enough. Physical Therapy.

Verschuren, O., Maltais, D.B., Douma-van Riet, D., Kruitwagen, C., & Ketelaar, M. (2013). Anaerobic performance in children with cerebral palsy compared to children with typical development. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 25(4):409-13.

Verschuren, O., Wiart, L., Hermans, D., & Ketelaar, M. (2012). Identification of facilitators and barriers to physical activity in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy. Pediatrics, 161(3), 488-94.

Verschuren, O., Wiart, L., & Ketelaar, M. (2013). Stages of change in physical activity behavior in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy. Disability and Rehabilitation. Advance online publication.

Zwier, J., van Schie, P., Becher, J., Smits, D., Gorter, J.W., & Dallmeijer, A. (2010). Physical activity in young children with cerebral palsy. Disability and Rehabilitation, 32(18), 1501-1508.