Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

Measuring the Actual Levels and Patterns of Physical Activity/Inactivity of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Buy Article:

$59.00 + tax (Refund Policy)

Background  Lack of regular physical activity is a significant risk to health. The aim of this study was to objectively measure the levels and patterns of activity of adults with intellectual disabilities, to inform the design of studies aimed at increasing activity and health in this population.

Materials and Methods  Interviews were conducted with 62 community‐based adults with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities at the start and at the end of a 7‐day period of physical activity/inactivity measurement using an activity monitor.

Results  Forty‐one (66%) participants wore the activity monitor at least 5 days. Of these, only 11 (27%) achieved the recommended 10 000 steps per day, and only six (15%) were achieving the recommended ≥30 min of moderate/vigorous activity at least 5 days per week.

Conclusions  Adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities have low levels of physical activity.
No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Article Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: School of Health, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Publication date: November 1, 2011

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more