Next Article in Journal
Analysis of Baseline Computerized Neurocognitive Testing Results among 5–11-Year-Old Male and Female Children Playing Sports in Recreational Leagues in Florida
Next Article in Special Issue
Low Levels of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
Previous Article in Journal
Risk Assessment of Metals in Urban Soils from a Typical Industrial City, Suzhou, Eastern China
Previous Article in Special Issue
Enhancing Youth Participation Using the PREP Intervention: Parents’ Perspectives
Article Menu
Issue 9 (September) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(9), 1027; doi:10.3390/ijerph14091027

Sedentary and Physical Activity Patterns in Adults with Intellectual Disability

1
FPCEE-Blanquerna, University Ramon Llull, 34 Císter Street, 08022 Barcelona, Spain
2
Physical Activity, Sport and Recreation Research Focus Area, Faculty of Health Sciences, North-West University, Potchefstroom 2520, South Africa
3
Unit of Nutrition and Cancer, Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO-IDIBELL), L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, 08907 Barcelona, Spain
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 7 July 2017 / Revised: 2 September 2017 / Accepted: 6 September 2017 / Published: 7 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Health Promotion Interventions for People with Disabilities)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [693 KB, uploaded 7 September 2017]   |  

Abstract

Little is known about the patterns of sedentary time (ST) and physical activity (PA) levels throughout the week among adults and older adults with Intellectual Disability (ID). We analyzed ST and PA patterns of adults and older adults with ID. Forty-two adults and 42 older adults with mild to severe ID participated in this study. Height and weight were obtained to calculate Body Mass Index (BMI). Body fat and fat-free mass percentages were also obtained. Patterns of PA levels and ST were assessed with GT3X Actigraph accelerometers. Adults performed higher amounts of total PA and moderate to vigorous PA than older adults during the week, on weekdays and in center time (all p > 0.05). No differences between males and females were found for either PA levels or ST. Only 10.7% of the participants met the global recommendations on PA for health. The participants of the current study showed low PA levels and a high prevalence of ST. Interestingly, when comparing age and/or sex groups, no differences were observed for ST. Our findings provide novel and valuable information to be considered in future interventions aiming to increase PA levels and reduce ST. View Full-Text
Keywords: intellectual disability; physical activity; sedentarism; ageing; accelerometer intellectual disability; physical activity; sedentarism; ageing; accelerometer
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Oviedo, G.R.; Travier, N.; Guerra-Balic, M. Sedentary and Physical Activity Patterns in Adults with Intellectual Disability. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 1027.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health EISSN 1660-4601 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top