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14 results for "Disability"

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 ...