Down Syndrome

Comparison of bioelectrical impedance and DXA for measuring body composition among adults with Down syndrome

Michael R. Esco, Ph.D., Brett S. Nickerson, Ph.D., Angela R. Russell, M.Ed. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p548–551 DOI:   Background Individuals with Down syndrome (DS) have been shown to display high levels of adiposity and a unique body shape. Laboratory methods used to evaluate body composition might be too cumbersome for this special population. Therefore, field […]

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Reliability and convergent validity of the 6-min run test in young adults with Down syndrome

Carlos Ayán-Pérez, Ph.D. in Sport Sciences, R. Iván Martínez-Lemos, Ph.D. in Sport Sciences, José M. Cancela-Carral, Ph.D. in Sport Sciences Disability and Health Journal, January 2017, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 105–113 DOI:   Background There is limited evidence about the psychometric properties of field tests to measure cardiorespiratory fitness in people with Down syndrome. Objective This study […]

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A qualitative and quantitative analysis of the New Zealand media portrayal of Down syndrome

S. Wardell, B.A. (Hons.), R.P. Fitzgerald, Ph.D., B.A., M. Legge, Ph.D., B.Sc., K. Clift, M.A., B.A. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 2, p242–250 Published online: December 13, 2013 DOI: Background There are only a small number of studies that systematically explore the tensions between the global shift to universal screening and the […]

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