Exercise training is an underused intervention in paediatric health care. This is surprising, since initial evidence demonstrates its effectiveness and safety; furthermore it confers socio-economic benefits for health care systems. Pilot studies have assessed and confirmed the feasibility of exercise training in many paediatric disease settings. However, more research is needed to understand the pathophysiology, quantify treatment effects and monitor outcomes. A concerted effort from researchers, health professionals and police makers will be necessary to make exercise training an evidence-based and cost-effective intervention in paediatric care.
|Archives of Disease in Childhood
|Published - 2014