E-Fit: a Potential Lifestyle and Exercise Intervention for Improving Physical and Psychological Health among Girls with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS)
Refereed conference paper presented and published in conference proceedings


摘要Introduction: AIS have lower physical activity level and are associated with poorer physical and psychosocial well-being. We aimed to assess E-fit exercise intervention on bone mineral density (BMD), muscle functions and quality of life (QoL) in girls with AIS.

Materials and Methods: In total, 40 girls with AIS (aged 11-14 years) were randomly assigned to E-Fit or control group. E-Fit group participated in 6-month home-based exercise intervention. At baseline and 6-month and 12-month follow-up, BMD using DXA, muscle strength and endurance tests, physical activity level using modified Baecke questionnaire, QoL using SRS-22 were investigated.

Results: In total, 14 in E-Fit and 16 in control group completed the study. Both groups had similar maturity and baseline characteristics. At 6-month follow-up, E-Fit group showed better improvement and significant interaction effect in left femoral neck bone mineral content (p=0.021) and isometric curl up test (p=0.04). Left arm lean mass showed better improvement between 6-month and 12-month follow-up (p=0.046) and the whole-body areal BMD had significant interaction effect at 12-month follow-up (p=0.077). Improvement on self-image, participation of work and sport activities were noted in E-Fit group across time, whereas control group showed a decline in physical activity level and QoL measures.

Discussion and Conclusion: Results showed some benefits of E-Fit on bone health and muscle functions for girls with AIS. The psychological benefits brought by E-Fit also indicated the potentials for using this intervention as a part of lifestyle education to promote regular exercise habits among relatively inactive girls with AIS. Further large-scale randomised controlled trial aiming to evaluate the therapeutic effects and optimal dosage of E-Fit is warranted.

Funding: HMRF (Ref 14152371)
著者Rufina Wing Lum Lau, Ka Yee Cheuk, Elisa Man Shan Tam, Stanley Sai Chuen Hui, Jack Chun Yiu Cheng, Tsz Ping Lam
會議名稱Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association 40th Annual Congress 2020 (HKOA 2020)
會議地點Hong Kong

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