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Swimming training for asthma in children and adolescents aged 18 years and under


Beggs, S and Foong, YC and Le, HC and Noor, D and Wood-Baker, R and Walters, JA, Swimming training for asthma in children and adolescents aged 18 years and under, Paediatric respiratory reviews, 14, (2) pp. 96-97. ISSN 1526-0542 (2013) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.prrv.2013.03.002


Asthma is the most common chronic medical condition in children and it is important to identify safe and beneficial forms of physical activity for young people with asthma. Swimming in particular is an exercise that has been traditionally lauded as ‘healthy’ for asthmatics, and was recommended as such despite the lack of an explicit evidence base. There are differing viewpoints on the benefits of swimming in asthma, with several observational studies suggesting that it improves physical fitness,1–3 whereas others have raised concerns regarding the safety of chlorinated pools.4,5 A Cochrane systematic review6 has appraised the existing evidence from randomised controlled trials on the effectiveness and safety of swimming training in children and adolescents with asthma, aged 18 years and under.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:asthma, swimming, paediatric, physical activity, systematic review
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Research Field:Respiratory diseases
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Beggs, S (Dr Sean Beggs)
UTAS Author:Foong, YC (Dr Yi Chao Foong)
UTAS Author:Le, HC (Ms Hong Le)
UTAS Author:Noor, D (Dr Wan Noor)
UTAS Author:Wood-Baker, R (Professor Richard Wood-Baker)
UTAS Author:Walters, JA (Dr Julia Walters)
ID Code:85583
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2013-07-22
Last Modified:2014-07-22

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