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ERIC Number: EJ1103459
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
The Effectiveness of a Weight Maintenance Intervention for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Obesity: A Single Stranded Study
Spanos, Dimitrios; Hankey, Catherine R.; Melville, Craig A.
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v29 n4 p317-329 Jul 2016
Background: The evidence base for weight management programmes incorporating a weight loss and a weight maintenance phase for adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) is limited. This study describes the weight maintenance phase of a multicomponent weight management programme for adults with intellectual disability and obesity (TAKE 5). Materials and Methods: Thirty-one participants who had completed the 16 week TAKE five weight loss intervention (Phase I) were invited to participate in a 12 month weight maintenance intervention (Phase II). Content included recommendations of the National Weight Control Registry. Results: Twenty-eight participants completed Phase II with 50.4% maintaining their weight (mean weight change -0.5 kg, SD 2.2), 28.7% gaining weight (mean weight gain 5.4 kg, SD 2.2) and 21.6% losing weight (mean weight loss -8.0 kg, SD 3.0) at 12 months. Conclusion: Further research is justified to investigate the efficacy of weight loss maintenance interventions in adults with intellectual disability and obesity, using controlled study designs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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