|Title:||Biopsychological, physical activity and sedentary behaviour profile of adults with Cystic Fibrosis in Ireland|
|Author(s):||M Curran A Tierney L Collins L Kennedy C McDonnell AJ Jurascheck A Sheikhi B Button B Casserly R Cahalan|
|Institution:||University of Limerick|
|Poster:||Click to view poster|
|Abstract:||Sleep, wellbeing, and quality of life (QOL) are important considerations in Cystic Fibrosis (CF) management. Furthermore, physical activity (PA) should be optimised as it can improve patient health. |
This observational study assessed sleep, wellbeing, QOL, and PA levels in adults with CF at University Hospital Limerick. Wellbeing was assessed by the Alfred Wellness Score (AWE), sleep quality by the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and QOL using the CF Questionnaire-Revised (CFQ-R). PA and sedentary behaviour were assessed using an ActivPAL accelerometer which was worn for seven days.
33 participants (13M/20F; 26.2 ± 7.1 years) were recruited. Results indicated very good self-reported levels of wellbeing and QOL. Mean daily step count was 7788 (± 3583 SD). Over 75% of participants did not reach recommended PA targets (>10,000 steps), with females being 25% less active than males. The PSQI indicated 48.5% of participants scored >5, indicating poor sleep quality. Sleep quality was significantly negatively correlated with low step counts (-0.713, p = 0.0005) and positively correlated with higher sedentary time (0.681, p=0.0005).
Most participants did not meet PA guidelines. PA and sedentary behaviour levels correlate to self-reported sleep quality which should be considered in PA interventions.