Paper Presentations: Health Promotion Challenges Across the Treatment Continuum — Feasibility and Acceptability of an Exercise Testing Protocol for Adolescents and Young Adults with Sickle Cell Anemia (216-3)

11:55 am – 12:15 pm Friday, August 18

1CH  Exercise is challenging in Sickle Cell Anemia because of complications associated with chronic anemia. Individuals have difficulty self-managing their exercise because existing guidelines focus on avoiding complications and not on safely improving fitness. Perceived fatigue is a guide for exercise cessation for adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with SCA because, in theory, it indicates a transition from aerobic to anaerobic metabolism and prevents excessive exertion; but what does "perceived fatigue" actually indicate? Find out what other subjective responses (effort, affect) to exercise may be used to guide exercise and may align more closely with

Perceived fatigue is a guide for exercise cessation for adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with SCA because, in theory, it indicates a transition from aerobic to anaerobic metabolism and prevents excessive exertion; but what does "perceived fatigue" actually indicate? Find out what other subjective responses (effort, affect) to exercise may be used to guide exercise and may align more closely with metabolic state.