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ERIC Number: EJ967055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Effects of an Exercise Programme on Anxiety in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
Carraro, Attilio; Gobbi, Erica
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v33 n4 p1221-1226 Jul-Aug 2012
Although high anxiety is common in people with intellectual disabilities (ID) and the anxiolytic effects of exercise have been systematically recognised in clinical and non-clinical populations, research is scant concerning the role played by exercise on anxiety in people with ID. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a 12-week exercise programme on anxiety states in a group of adults with ID. Twenty-seven individuals with mild to moderate ID were randomly assigned to an exercise group or a control group. The Zung Self-Rating Anxiety Scale adapted for individuals with ID and the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory form Y were used to assess trait and state anxiety. In comparison with the control group, the anxiety scores of people in the exercise group decreased significantly over time. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: State Trait Anxiety Inventory