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
Open AccessArticle

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.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(9), 1027; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14091027
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)
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
Show Figures

Figure 1

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.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Search more from Scilit
 
Search
Back to TopTop