Background/Methods. We sought to determine functional health status and physical activity determinants in 27 patients with Kawasaki disease (KD; 20 males, 11 ± 3 years old). Patient physical activity data were compared with a population-based study of healthy children (Canadian Health Measures Survey). Results. KD patients performed less moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) than healthy children (males, 27 vs 61 min/d, P < .001; females, 10 vs 47 min/d, P < .001). Male KD patients performed more MVPA than female KD patients (median = 27; quartiles [Q1 15, Q3 26] min/d vs 10 [Q1 7, Q3 11] min/day, P = .009). Lower MVPA in KD patients was significantly associated with female gender; lower child self-efficacy score; lower Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ-PF50) scores for role functioning behavioral issues, physical functioning, and family cohesion; and higher CHQ-PF50 scores for self-esteem and family activity limitations. Conclusion. Physical activity counseling should be a focus of management for children with a history of KD.
- Kawasaki disease
- health status
- health-related quality of life
- physical activity
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health