“I really like playing games together”: Understanding what influences children with congenital heart disease to participate in physical activity

Participation in physical activity is essential to the long-term health and development of all children. However, children living with cardiac conditions are typically not active enough to sustain positive health outcomes. Understanding the experiences of children living with congenital heart disease in community-based settings could help inform the physical activity counselling practices of clinicians. The current study explored the perceptions of 7- to 10-year-old children with moderate or complex congenital heart disease as they participated in a 10-week multisport programme.

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  1. Patricia Longmuir

    Senior Scientist, CHEO Research Institute

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