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The effect of physical fitness training on reaction time in youth with intellectual disabilities.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21058598     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to assess whether reaction time in persons with intellectual disabilities can be improved with an exercise program. 50 children and adolescents (M age = 14.7 yr., SD = 1.4, range = 11-18) with mild intellectual disability without Downs syndrome were randomly divided into control (20 boys, 5 girls) and experimental (19 boys, 6 girls) groups. The experimental group participated in a structured physical fitness program for 12 weeks. Reaction time was assessed at baseline and after 12 weeks. Significant improvements in reaction time were observed in the exercise group but not for the control group. Results indicated that reaction time can be improved with an exercise program in youth with intellectual disability.
Necmiye Un Yildirim; Fatih Erbahçeci; Nevin Ergun; Kenneth H Pitetti; Michael W Beets
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  111     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-09     Completed Date:  2010-11-30     Revised Date:  2011-01-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  178-86     Citation Subset:  IM    
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation School, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Mental Retardation / psychology,  rehabilitation*
Physical Education and Training*
Physical Fitness / psychology*
Reaction Time*
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