Megan Gray, Kathryn Bach, Yasmeena Ougayour, Karla Ausderau; Community-Based Interventions Targeting Obesity for People With Intellectual Disability: A Systematic Review. Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411520417. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO5206
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Date Presented 03/27/20
Individuals with intellectual disabilities have a high risk of obesity. The effectiveness of community-based interventions at improving obesity-related outcomes was assessed. Results showed low to moderate evidence for nutritional, physical activity, and health knowledge and self-efficacy outcomes and low evidence for physical fitness. OTs are well-suited to align community-based interventions with meaningful outcomes to improve the health and well-being of people with intellectual disabilities.
Primary Author and Speaker: Megan Gray
Additional Authors and Speakers: Kathryn Bach, Yasmeena Ougayour, Karla Ausderau
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