ERIC Number: EJ926353
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Physical Activity and Nutrition Health Promotion Interventions: What Is Working for People with Intellectual Disabilities?
Heller, Tamar; McCubbin, Jeffrey A.; Drum, Charles; Peterson, Jana
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v49 n1 p26-36 Feb 2011
A scoping review of studies on physical activity and nutrition health promotion interventions for individuals with intellectual disabilities was conducted. Searches included MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and CINAHL databases from 1986 through July 2006. The final number included 11 articles comprising 12 studies. Generally, this review indicated some evidence for fitness and psychosocial benefits of community-based physical activity and exercise programs for adults with intellectual disabilities. When combined with a more comprehensive health behavior education program incorporating exercise and nutrition information, some evidence exists for reductions in weight.
Descriptors: Evidence, Physical Activities, Health Promotion, Mental Retardation, Nutrition, Health Behavior, Intervention, Obesity
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. P.O. Box 7065, Lawrence, KS 66044-7065. Tel: 785-843-1235; Fax: 785-843-1274; e-mail: AJMR@allenpress.com; Web site: http://aamr.allenpress.com
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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