Asthma and physical activity in childhood

Marianne (Maria Christina Jacoba) Eijkemans

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This thesis investigates the association between asthma and physical activity in children. Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in childhood and is caused by multiple factors, both genetic and environmental. Previous research has shown that obesity is a risk factor for developing asthma. This thesis focuses on the role of physical activity. The thesis describes several studies investigating asthma and physical activity in different directions and at different ages. Questionnaires, motion sensors (accelerometry) and lung function tests were used for this purpose. In conclusion, it can be stated that asthma and physical activity are not clearly associated.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Thijs, Carel, Supervisor
  • Prins, Martin, Supervisor
  • Mommers, Monique, Co-Supervisor
  • Draaisma, J.M.T., Co-Supervisor, External person
Award date14 Oct 2022
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789464584455
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • asthma
  • physical activity
  • children

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