Title

Behavioral Health in Developmental Disabilities: A Comprehensive Program of Nutrition, Exercise, and Weight Reduction

UMMS Affiliation

Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center; Department of Family Medicine and Community Health; Department of Psychiatry

Publication Date

2008-01-01

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Behavioral Medicine | Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities | Disability Studies | Mental and Social Health | Nervous System Diseases | Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases | Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms | Pediatrics | Psychiatry and Psychology | Psychology

Abstract

We review the literature on the prevalence and conditions resulting in overweight and obesity in people with intellectual disability (ID), followed by obesity treatment research with typically developing children and adaptations for children with ID. In addition to proposing directions for future research and practice, we report a comprehensive randomized control trial (RCT) of family-based behavioral intervention targeting weight loss among adolescents with Down syndrome.

DOI of Published Version

10.1037/h0100858

Source

Fleming RK, Stokes EA, Curtin C, Bandini LG, Gleason J, Scampini R, Maslin MC, Hamad C. Behavioral Health in Developmental Disabilities: A Comprehensive Program of Nutrition, Exercise, and Weight Reduction. Int J Behav Consult Ther. 2008 Jan 1;4(3):287-296. doi: 10.1037/h0100858. PMID: 20354592; PMCID: PMC2846829. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

International journal of behavioral and consultation therapy

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

20354592

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