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Effects of an exercise programme on anxiety in adults with intellectual disabilities.
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PMID:  22502848     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Although high anxiety is common in people with intellectual disabilities (ID) and the anxiolytic effects of exercise have been systematically recognised in clinical and non-clinical populations, research is scant concerning the role played by exercise on anxiety in people with ID. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a 12-week exercise programme on anxiety states in a group of adults with ID. Twenty-seven individuals with mild to moderate ID were randomly assigned to an exercise group or a control group. The Zung Self-Rating Anxiety Scale adapted for individuals with ID and the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory form Y were used to assess trait and state anxiety. In comparison with the control group, the anxiety scores of people in the exercise group decreased significantly over time.
Attilio Carraro; Erica Gobbi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-03-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in developmental disabilities     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1873-3379     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Dev Disabil     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709782     Medline TA:  Res Dev Disabil     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1221-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology (FISPPA), University of Padua, Italy.
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