Physical activity and nutrition health promotion interventions: What’s working for people with intellectual disabilities?
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.
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
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Heller, T., McCubbin, J., Drum, C.E., Peterson, J., & the RRTC Expert Panel on Health Promotion Interventions (T. Kimpton, G. Krahn, T. Seekins, R. Suzuki, & G. White) (2011). Physical activity and nutrition health promotion interventions: What’s working for people with intellectual disabilities? Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 49(1), 26-36.
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