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 »»
Nutrition education and support program for community-dwelling adults with intellectual disabilities.
To test the efficacy, acceptability, and appropriateness of a nutrition education and support program, 4 community-based group homes for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities participated in a pilot intervention with extended baseline period and pre-post-test design. Adults (N = 32) with intellectual or developmental disabilities, 20 direct service staff, 4 managers of group homes,… Read More »»
Blood lead concentrations < 10 microg/d: and child intelligence at 6 years of age. Jusko TA, Henderson CR, Lanphear BP, Cory-Slechta DA, Parsons PJ, Canfield RL. Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA. Environ Health Perspect. 2008 Feb;116(2):243-8. Comment in: Environ Health Perspect. 2008 Feb;116(2):A60-1. BACKGROUND:… Read More »»
Computer and internet use by persons after traumatic spinal cord injury. Goodman N, Jette AM, Houlihan B, Williams S. Department of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, MA 02118, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2008 Aug;89(8):1492-8. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether computer and internet use by persons post spinal cord injury (SCI) is sufficiently prevalent and… Read More »»
BACKGROUND: Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a genetic disorder associated with intellectual disabilities, compulsivity, hyperphagia and increased risks of life-threatening obesity. Food preferences in people with PWS are well documented, but research has yet to focus on other properties of food in PWS, including composition and suitability for consumption. It is also unclear how food perceptions… Read More »»
Caring for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities: virtual patient instruction improves students’ knowledge and comfort level.
Nurses play a vital role in providing health care to children with developmental disability (DD) throughout the United States. Unfortunately, most nurses continue to report that they receive little or no clinical education in the area of DDs. In response to this need, a core development team consisting of nurse practitioners and nursing faculty from… Read More »»
Cutoff scores, norms and patterns of feeding problems for the Screening Tool of Feeding Problems (STEP) for adults with intellectual disabilities.
Independent living is a goal for everyone, but often persons with intellectual disabilities (ID) have major challenges in this respect. In fact, deficits in daily living skills are a hallmark of the condition. One of the most serious and potentially problematic of the independent living skills is difficulties or irregularities in eating. These problems can… Read More »»