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Perspectives of constraining and enabling factors for health-promoting physical activity by adults with intellectual disability.
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PMID:  17365365     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Physical activity influences health in individuals and within populations. This study explored factors perceived as enabling or inhibiting participation in physical activity by adults with intellectual disability from a health promotion perspective. METHOD: Six focus group interviews were conducted: adults with intellectual disability (1 group, n = 9), direct care workers (1 group, n = 5), group home supervisors (2 groups, n = 9 and n = 6), managers (1 group, n = 4), and parents (1 group, n = 7). RESULTS: Three major themes were identified from the focus group interviews: motivation for participation, social support, and political and financial support. CONCLUSIONS: The most critical issue was the lack of clear policies. Both day training centres and accommodation services would benefit from development of policies related to health-promoting physical activity. Flowing on logically from the development of policy would be much needed training and support of staff.
Viviene A Temple; Jeff W Walkley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of intellectual & developmental disability     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1366-8250     ISO Abbreviation:  J Intellect Dev Disabil     Publication Date:  2007 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-16     Completed Date:  2007-06-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610837     Medline TA:  J Intellect Dev Disabil     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  28-38     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Health Promotion*
Mental Retardation / psychology*
Models, Theoretical
Motor Activity*

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