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Methodology to Promote Physical Activity Monitoring Adherence in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Published on Sep 27, 2016

Background: Objective physical activity (PA) monitoring via accelerometry is both costly and time consuming. Furthermore, overall adherence to a monitoring protocol is often complicated by disability. Therefore, it is essential that strategies for supporting accelerometer wear for youth with disabilities are maximized. The purpose of this perspective was to provide ...


Calibration and Cross-Validation of the ActiGraph wGT3X+ Accelerometer for the Estimation of Physical Activity Intensity in Children with Intellectual Disabilities

  • Published on Oct 19, 2016

Background: Valid objective measurement is integral to increasing our understanding of physical activity and sedentary behaviours. However, no population-specific cut points have been calibrated for children with intellectual disabilities. Therefore, this study aimed to calibrate and cross-validate the first population-specific accelerometer intensity cut points for children with intellectual disabilities. Methods: ...


Accelerometer-Derived Pattern of Sedentary and Physical Activity Time in Persons with Mobility Disability: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003 to 2006

  • Published on July 14, 2015

Objectives: To describe objectively determined sedentary and activity outcomes (volume and pattern) and their associations with cardiometabolic risk biomarkers in individuals with and without mobility disability. Design: Cross-sectional Setting: Population based Participants: Community-dwelling older adults (≥60) living in the United States who were participants in the 2003 to 2004 or 2005 to 2006 National ...


Embedding sustainable physical activities into the everyday lives of adults with intellectual disabilities: a randomised controlled trial

  • Published on Oct. 5, 2014

Background: Adults with intellectual disability (ID) are physically very inactive. This study will compare two approaches to increasing physical activity in adults with ID: a lifestyle physical activity (light-moderate intensity) approach and a structured exercise (moderate-vigorous intensity) approach. The trial will compare the short-term (3-month) and long-term (9-month) outcomes and ...


Differences in Physical Activity among Youth with and without Intellectual Disability.

  • Published on June 30, 2014

Introduction: Very little is known about physical activity (PA) and PA patterns measured with objective methods among children with intellectual disability (ID). Purpose: To investigate PA and PA patterns among Icelandic school children with mild-to-severe ID. Methods: A sample of 91 children with ID and a randomly selected age- and sex-matched ...


Physical Activity Levels of Adults and Seniors with Intellectual Disability

  • Presented on July 3, 2014

Introduction: Individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) have low physical activity (PA) levels (PAL) and daily energy expenditure (DEE)(1;2). Aging process begins earlier in adults with ID(3). Nowadays it is possible to assess PAL, intensity, steps and DEE objectively through accelerometry in this population(4). Purpose: To analyze the PAL of adults (...


Physical Activity Of Children With Moderate-to-severe Intellectual Disability In Icelandic Primary Schools

  • Presented on May 31, 2014

Background: Adults with intellectual disability (ID) are less physically active than persons without ID (WID). However, very little is known about physical activity (PA) patterns of ID children and adolescents. Purpose: To investigate PA patterns of Icelandic primary school children with mild-to-severe ID. Methods: Anthropometric measurements were obtained from 91 ID ...


Relation of physical activity time to incident disability in community dwelling adults with or at risk of knee arthritis: prospective cohort study

  • Published on April 29, 2014

Objective: To investigate whether objectively measured time spent in light intensity physical activity is related to incident disability and to disability progression. Design: Prospective multisite cohort study from September 2008 to December 2012. Setting: Baltimore, Maryland; Columbus, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA. Participants: Disability onset cohort of 1680 community dwelling ...


Physical Activity Patterns among Children with Intellectual Disability: Very Few Meet Recommendations

  • Presented on May 30, 2013

Adults without intellectual disability (WID) are more active than persons with intellectual disability (ID). Very little is known about physical activity (PA) patterns of ID children, however. Purpose To investigate PA patterns of Icelandic primary school children with mild-to-severe ID. Methods Anthropometric measurements were obtained among 71 ID children (47 boys) and 70 ...