Intellectual Disabilities

Caregivers’ effect on weight management in adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

L.T. Ptomey, Ph.D., R.D., L.D., C.A. Gibson, Ph.D., J. Lee, Ph.D., D.K. Sullivan, Ph.D., R.D., R.A. Washburn, Ph.D , A.M. Gorczyca, Ph.D, J.E. Donnelly, Ep.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p542–547 DOI:   Introduction Caregivers of adults with IDD often play a large role in the ability of adults with IDD to lose weight. Objective The purpose of this study… Read More »»

Birth outcomes among US women with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Ilhom Akobirshoev, PhD, MA, MSW, Susan L. Parish, PhD, MSW, Monika Mitra, PhD, Eliana Rosenthal Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 3, p406–412 DOI:   Background Women with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are bearing children at increasing rates. However, there is very little research about pregnancy experiences and birth outcomes among women with IDD. No studies to date have… Read More »»

Sexual health in the community: Services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

    Carli Friedman, PhD, Aleksa L. Owen, MSW PhD Candidate Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 3, p387–393 DOI:   Background Sexuality is a central dimension of overall health and well-being. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) continue to experience disparities in healthcare, particularly regarding access to sexual health related services. Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services… Read More »»

Tracking health care service use and the experiences of adults with autism spectrum disorder without intellectual disability: A longitudinal study of service rates, barriers and satisfaction

Vanessa Vogan, M.A., Johanna K. Lake, Ph.D., Ami Tint, M.A., Jonathan A. Weiss, Ph.D., C. Psych., Yona Lunsky, Ph.D., C. Psych. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p264–270 DOI:   Background Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) encounter many difficulties finding and accessing health care services. Despite this, few studies have considered the health service use patterns of adults with… Read More »»

The learning and mentoring experiences of Paralympic coaches

Katherine E. Fairhurst, M.A., Gordon A. Bloom, Ph.D., William J. Harvey, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, April 2017, Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 240–246 DOI:   Background Participation in the Paralympic Games has grown substantially, yet the same growth and development has not occurred with empirical literature for coaching in disability sport. Objective The purpose of the current study… Read More »»

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… Read More »»

Percentage of body fat in adolescents with Down syndrome: Estimation from skinfolds

  Alejandro González-Agüero, Ph.D.d, , Ángel Matute-Llorente, M.Sc.d, Alba Gómez-Cabello, Ph.D.,Germán Vicente-Rodríguez, Ph.D., José A. Casajús, Ph.D., M.D. Disability and Health Journal, January 2017, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 100–104 DOI:   Background Adolescents with Down syndrome (DS) have a unique morphology and body shape, and this needs to be taken into account when assessing body fat percentage (BF%). Objective… Read More »»

Balance training improves postural balance, gait, and functional strength in adolescents with intellectual disabilities: Single-blinded, randomized clinical trial

Kyeongjin Lee, Ph.D., Myungmo Lee, Ph.D., Changho Song, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: February 15, 2016 DOI: Background Adolescents with intellectual disabilities often present with problems of balance and mobility. Balance training is an important component of physical activity interventions, with growing evidence that it can be beneficial for people with… Read More »»

A review of social and environmental barriers to physical activity for adults with intellectual disabilities

Amy E. Bodde, M.P.H., Dong-Chul Seo, Ph.D. Department of Applied Health Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA Disability and Health Journal, April 2009 Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 57–66 DOI: Abstract Background There is a higher prevalence of sedentary behavior among adults with intellectual disability (ID) compared to the general population. The majority of research on… Read More »»

A population-based assessment of the health, functional status, and consequent family impact among children with Down syndrome

Laura A. Schieve, Ph.D., Sheree L. Boulet, Dr.P.H., Michael D. Kogan, Ph.D., Kim Van Naarden-Braun, Ph.D., Coleen A. Boyle, Ph.D. Although the currently accepted terminology for mental retardation is “intellectual disability,” we use the term “mental retardation” in describing our results because this was the term used in the NS-CSHCN instrument and we wanted to… Read More »»