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ERIC Number: EJ835129
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
Physical Training and Well-Being in Older Adults with Mild Intellectual Disability: A Residential Care Study
Carmeli, Eli; Orbach, Iris; Zinger-Vaknin, Tzvia; Morad, Mohammed; Merrick, Joav
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v21 n5 p457-465 Sep 2008
Background: Exercise is important for health and well-being. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of physical training on general well-being and self-image in older people with intellectual disability. Methods: This study evaluated older adults with intellectual disability in residential care in Israel. The concept of well-being perceived by the participants was measured by direct interview with a questionnaire consisting of 37 structural statements. The physical training programme was conducted three times a week for 10 consecutive months. Results: Statistical analyses suggested a positive relationship between perceived well-being and physical training between the experimental and control group. Conclusions: This positive relation supports the important role of physical training to improve perceived well-being among older adults with intellectual disability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel