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ERIC Number: EJ1096566
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
Effects on Physical Health of a Multicomponent Programme for Overweight and Obesity for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
Martínez-Zaragoza, Fermín; Campillo-Martínez, José M.; Ato-García, Manuel
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v29 n3 p250-265 May 2016
Background: Overweight and obesity are major health risk factors in people with intellectual disabilities. The aim of this study was to test the effectiveness of a multicomponent programme (physical activity, diet and motivation) for overweight and obesity in adults with intellectual disabilities. Material and Methods: A quasi-experimental design with repeated-measures and non-equivalent control group (n = 33, n = 31) was used. The programme was conducted over 17 weeks, with follow-up at 6 months in a sample of Spanish adults with a mild and moderate intellectual disability from a community occupational day centre, aged from 23 to 50, 40.6% of which were women. Results: A significant reduction in weight and diastolic blood pressure was obtained over time, and this reduction was maintained in the follow-up for weight. Reduction in heart rate was only marginally significant. Conclusions: The treatment was effective in reducing overweight and obesity, improving cardiovascular capacity and therefore the physical health of the participants.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
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