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Efficacy of a peer-guided exercise programme for adolescents with intellectual disability.
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PMID:  22711480     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Background  Peer support is strongly associated with physical activity of adolescents. This study examined the efficacy of a YMCA-based, peer-guided exercise training programme for increasing health-related physical fitness among adolescents with intellectual disabilities. Materials and Methods  Adolescents with intellectual disabilities and typically developing peer partners provided reciprocal support during 1-h exercise sessions that included aerobic exercise, weight training and stretching activities. The programme was conducted 2 days/week for 15 weeks and pre- and post-test fitness testing was conducted. Results  Participants demonstrated significant improvements in curl-ups, 6-min walk and BMI. Exercise session attendance was high and participants typically completed all of the prescribed aerobic and stretching exercises, whereas weight training exercises were completed less consistently. Conclusions  This peer-guided model integrates social and instructional support for adolescents with intellectual disabilities and may encourage exercise participation in community settings.
Heidi I Stanish; Viviene A Temple
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-01-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities : JARID     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1468-3148     ISO Abbreviation:  J Appl Res Intellect Disabil     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9613616     Medline TA:  J Appl Res Intellect Disabil     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  319-28     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Department of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA, USA School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada.
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