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The Feasibility of Group Video Conferencing for Promotion of Physical Activity in Adolescents With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Authors
  • Ptomey, Lauren T1
  • Willis, Erik A1
  • Greene, J Leon2
  • Danon, Jessica C3
  • Chumley, Tara K4
  • Washburn, Richard A5
  • Donnelly, Joseph E5
  • 1 Lauren T. Ptomey and Erik A. Willis, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Kansas Medical Center.
  • 2 J. Leon Greene, Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences, University of Kansas.
  • 3 Jessica C. Danon, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Kansas Medical Center.
  • 4 Tara K. Chumley, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Kansas.
  • 5 Richard A. Washburn and Joseph E. Donnelly, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Kansas Medical Center.
Type
Published Article
Journal
American journal on intellectual and developmental disabilities
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2017
Volume
122
Issue
6
Pages
525–538
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1352/1944-7558-122.6.525
PMID: 29115872
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Physical activity (PA) rates of adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are low and effective strategies for increasing PA are limited. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of a group-based PA intervention that was delivered remotely to adolescents with IDD. Participants attended 30-min group PA sessions 3 times a week. PA sessions were delivered in their homes by video conferencing on a tablet computer. Thirty-one participants enrolled and 29 completed the 12-week intervention. Participants attended 77.2% ± 20.8% of scheduled sessions and averaged 26.7 ± 2.8 min of PA/session, with 11.8 ± 4.8 min at moderate- to vigorous intensity. Group-based PA delivered remotely may be a feasible approach for the promotion of PA in adolescents with IDD.

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