Chng JP, Stancliffe RJ, Wilson NJ, Anderson K. Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. J Intellect Disabil Res. 2012 Oct 10. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2012.01625.x. [Epub ahead of print] BACKGROUND: As adults with intellectual disability age, retirement options need to be explored. One option is to attend a mainstream community… Read More »»
Engagement in retirement: an evaluation of the effect of Active Mentoring on engagement of older adults with intellectual disability in mainstream community groups
Morin D, Rivard M, Crocker AG, Boursier CP, Caron J. Department of Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada. email@example.com. J Intellect Disabil Res. 2013 Mar;57(3):279-92. doi: 10.1111/jir.12008. Epub 2012 Dec 28. BACKGROUND: Public attitudes towards persons with intellectual disabilities (IDs) have a significant effect on potential community integration. A better understanding of… Read More »»
Variations in disaster preparedness by mental health, perceived general health, and disability status
Eisenman DP, Zhou Q, Ong M, Asch S, Glik D, Long A. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2009 Mar;3(1):33-41. doi: 10.1097/DMP.0b013e318193be89 SOURCE: Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1736, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org OBJECTIVES: Chronic medical and mental illness… Read More »»
Health disparities among adults with physical disabilities or cognitive limitations compared to individuals with no disabilities in the United States.
BACKGROUND: National survey data indicate the number of individuals reporting a disability is rising. Those with disabilities experience a large number of barriers to health promotion and disease prevention programming. However, only a limited number of studies have used nationally representative data to examine the health status of individuals with disabilities in comparison to those… Read More »»
Uncovering health care inequalities among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Ward RL, Nichols AD, Freedman RI. Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice, SUNY Fredonia, NY 14063, USA. email@example.com Health Soc Work. 2010 Nov;35(4):280-90. Even as attention is drawn to the increasing number of individuals who experience health inequalities in the United… Read More »»
Nutrition and adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities: systematic literature review results.
Approximately 4.5 million Americans have an intellectual or developmental disability. Concern is increasing about these individuals’ nutrition-related behavior and its implications for their health. This article reports on a systematic search of the current literature listed in the PsycINFO and PubMed databases related to nutritional status of adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The authors… Read More »»
Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Although few tobacco control efforts target individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, this population may be especially vulnerable to the deleterious effects of tobacco use and dependence. Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities suffer from the health, financial, and stigmatizing effects of… Read More »»
Following up fighting fit: the long-term impact of health practitioner input on obesity and BMI amongst adults with intellectual disabilities.
This article presents findings on the long-term impact of health practitioner input to reduce obesity amongst adults with intellectual disabilities. Body mass index (BMI) was measured for an input group (N = 33) and a comparison group (N = 40) 6 years after the input group first received input. Data on BMI were collected at… Read More »»
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of a resistance-training program on athletes with intellectual disabilities (ID). DESIGN/PARTICIPANTS: 2-way (2 x 2), repeated-measures analysis of variance on 2 groups (males and females); 30 Special Olympics (SO) athletes, age 16-22 (16 males, 14 females). INTERVENTION/OUTCOME MEASURES: Resistance training, twice per week, for 3 months on Med-X weight equipment.… Read More »»
Paths to leisure physical activity among adults with intellectual disabilities: self-efficacy and social support.
PURPOSE: This study tested a path model that included perceptions of social support and self-efficacy for leisure physical activity and leisure physical activity participation among adults with intellectual disabilities. DESIGN: A cross-sectional design was used. Data was collected via oral interview. SETTING: Community-based group, supported-living settings in one Midwestern state. SAMPLE: A total of 152… Read More »»