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The influence of a yoga exercise program for young adults with intellectual disabilities.
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PMID:  22870001     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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BACKGROUND: Individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) have an increased risk of obesity and are significantly less likely to engage in physical activity compared to their nondisabled peers. A growing body of research supports the physical and mental health benefits of yoga. While the benefits of yoga have been studied across a host of populations with varying ages and physical disabilities, no studies could be identified investigating the benefits of yoga for young adults with ID.
AIMS: This study investigated the impact of participating in yoga classes on the amount of exercise behavior and perception of physical exertion when compared to non-structured exercise sessions between two young adults with ID in a post-secondary education setting.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: A single subject multiple baseline research design was implemented across two young adults with mild ID to determine the effects of a yoga exercise class on frequency of exercise behavior and perception of physical exertion when compared to non-structured exercise sessions. Partial interval recording, the Eston-Parfitt curvilinear rating of perceived exertion scale, and the physical activity enjoyment scale were implemented to collect data on dependent variables and consumer satisfaction during each non-structured exercise session and each yoga class.
RESULTS: indicated that percentage of exercise behavior and perceived exertion levels during yoga group exercise sharply increased with large effect sizes when compared to non-structured exercise sessions.
Authors:
Brent L Hawkins; Joanna B Stegall; Madalyn F Weber; Joseph B Ryan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of yoga     Volume:  5     ISSN:  2231-2714     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Yoga     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-07     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101313247     Medline TA:  Int J Yoga     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  151-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA.
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