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A structured physical activity and fitness programme for older adults with intellectual disabilities: results of a cluster-randomised clinical trial.

Authors
  • van Schijndel-Speet, M1, 2
  • Evenhuis, H M1
  • van Wijck, R3
  • van Montfort, K C A G M4
  • Echteld, M A1
  • 1 Intellectual Disability Medicine, Department of General Practice, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. , (Netherlands)
  • 2 Ipse de Bruggen, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands. , (Netherlands)
  • 3 Center for Human Movement Sciences, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands. , (Netherlands)
  • 4 Department of Biostatistics, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. , (Netherlands)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2017
Volume
61
Issue
1
Pages
16–29
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/jir.12267
PMID: 27072928
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

The physical activity and fitness programme has established small but significant effects in this sample, but generalising the findings to other settings is difficult due to significant participant dropout. Implementation of evidence-based physical activity programmes among older adults with ID is recommended. Further research is needed to investigate the effectiveness of physical activity on daily life functioning and the development on chronic diseases in the long run.

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