Program Evaluation

Improvements in physical fitness in adults with Down syndrome.

The effectiveness of an exercise training program for 52 adults with Down syndrome (M age = 39.4 years) was evaluated. The training program consisted of cardiovascular (30 minutes) and strength exercise (15 minutes) for 12 weeks, 3 days a week for 45-minutes per session. Compared to control subjects, the training group improved significantly in cardiovascular […]

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Attitudinal and psychosocial outcomes of a fitness and health education program on adults with down syndrome.

Attitudinal and psychosocial outcomes of a fitness and health education program for adults with Down syndrome were examined. Participants were 53 adults with Down syndrome ages 30 years and older (29 females, 24 males, M age = 39.72 years) who were randomized into a training (n = 32) or control group (n = 21). The […]

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Effectiveness of exercise in management of fibromyalgia.

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Exercise was established as an integral part of the nonpharmacological treatment of fibromyalgia approximately 20 years ago. Since then many studies have investigated the effects of exercise-either alone or in combination with other interventions. This review will discuss the benefits of exercise alone and provide practical suggestions on how patients can exercise […]

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Evaluation of a cardiovascular health program for participants with mental retardation and normal learners.

An evaluation was conducted to compare the impact of an 8-week cardiovascular disease risk reduction group teaching program for 92 individuals with mental retardation (MR; IQ less than 70) and 97 normal learners. The curriculum emphasized exercise, nutritional choices, and stress reduction. Body Mass Index (BMI; weight in kilograms, divided by height in meters, squared), […]

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Evaluation of a cardiovascular health program for participants with mental retardation and normal learners.

An evaluation was conducted to compare the impact of an 8-week cardiovascular disease risk reduction group teaching program for 92 individuals with mental retardation (MR; IQ less than 70) and 97 normal learners. The curriculum emphasized exercise, nutritional choices, and stress reduction. Body Mass Index (BMI; weight in kilograms, divided by height in meters, squared), […]

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Impact of a urinary tract infection educational program in persons with spinal cord injury.

OBJECTIVE: To test the hypotheses that an educational program reduces the frequency and severity of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) and impacts health beliefs, locus of control, and self-efficacy. DESIGN: Randomized controlled study. METHODS: Fifty-six participants were randomized to patient educational program or control groups after a 5- or […]

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