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Effects of an aerobic exercise program on community-based adults with mental retardation.
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PMID:  8084274     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Effects of a 10-week aerobic exercise program on maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max), oxygen pulse (O2 pulse), maximum ventilation (max vent), exercise stress test duration (max time), flexibility, weight and body composition (percentage body fat, percentage lean mass, and percentage body water) were investigated in 14 community-based adults with mental retardation. Supervised optional training sessions were held 4 days per week. Subjects were assessed for VO2 max, O2 pulse, max vent, and max time before and after the training program. Flexibility, weight, and body composition changes were assessed before, midway through, and after the training program. Subjects had a 91.3% attendance rate, and all safely completed the program. The treatment produced significant increases in VO2 max, O2 pulse, max vent, max time, and flexibility. However, no significant change was observed in weight or body composition changes.
T L Pommering; J A Brose; E Randolph; T F Murray; R W Purdy; P E Cadamagnani; J E Foglesong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mental retardation     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0047-6765     ISO Abbreviation:  Ment Retard     Publication Date:  1994 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-10-13     Completed Date:  1994-10-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  18640670R     Medline TA:  Ment Retard     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  218-26     Citation Subset:  IM    
Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living / psychology
Body Composition
Exercise* / physiology
Exercise Test
Mental Retardation / psychology,  rehabilitation*
Oxygen / blood
Physical Fitness / physiology
Range of Motion, Articular / physiology
Social Environment*
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