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Evaluation of a cardiovascular health program for participants with mental retardation and normal learners.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14768659     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An evaluation was conducted to compare the impact of an 8-week cardiovascular disease risk reduction group teaching program for 92 individuals with mental retardation (MR; IQ less than 70) and 97 normal learners. The curriculum emphasized exercise, nutritional choices, and stress reduction. Body Mass Index (BMI; weight in kilograms, divided by height in meters, squared), knowledge of healthy eating choices, self-report of fruit and vegetable intake, and exercise were measured before and after the intervention. The mean BMI decreased by .89 for normal learners and not at all for the group with MR. However, BMI decreased by at least .75 units (or approximately 5 pounds) for 18.5% of individuals with MR and 44.3% of normal learners.
Gary Ewing; Suzanne McDermott; Marlo Thomas-Koger; Wendy Whitner; Kristen Pierce
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1090-1981     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Educ Behav     Publication Date:  2004 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-02-10     Completed Date:  2004-03-09     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9704962     Medline TA:  Health Educ Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  77-87     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Family Practice Center, Columbia 29208, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Body Mass Index
Cardiovascular Diseases / complications,  prevention & control*
Education of Mentally Retarded / methods*
Food Habits
Health Education / methods*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Health Promotion / methods*
Interviews as Topic
Mental Retardation / complications,  psychology
Middle Aged
Preventive Medicine
Program Evaluation
Grant Support
U59/CCU414085/CC/CDC HHS

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