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Physical activity patterns in youth with intellectual disabilities

Downs, SJ, Fairclough, SJ, Knowles, ZR and Boddy, LM (2016) Physical activity patterns in youth with intellectual disabilities. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 33 (4). pp. 374-390. ISSN 1543-2777

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The aim of this study was to assess the physical activity (PA) patterns of youth with intellectual disabilities (ID). PA was monitored for 7 days in 70, 5 – 15 year old participants using accelerometers. Thirty two participants were included in the final analysis. Habitual PA and the number of continuous bouts accrued for a range of bout lengths (5-600 seconds) for light (LPA), moderate (MPA) and vigorous (VPA) intensity PA were calculated. Multivariate analysis of covariance was used to assess differences in the number of continuous bouts by sex, age, ID group and between week and weekend days. Participants exhibited short sporadic bursts of activity. The number of continuous bouts decreased as the intensity and duration increased. Few differences in PA patterns were reported by sex, ID group, age group and between week and weekend days, possibly due to the generally low PA levels within this population.

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Additional Information: This is the accepted version of the following article: Downs, S., Fairclough, S., Knowles, Z. & Boddy, L. Physical Activity Patterns in Youth With Intellectual Disabilities. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly. 33(4), pp. 374-390 DOI: 10.1123/APAQ.2015-0053, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/APAQ.2015-0053
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1106 Human Movement And Sports Science
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Sport & Exercise Sciences
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2016 11:08
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 12:41
DOI or ID number: 10.1123/APAQ.2015-0053
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3917
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