Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Community-Based Interventions Targeting Obesity for People With Intellectual Disability: A Systematic Review
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI, USA
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI, USA
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI, USA
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI, USA
Article Information
Evidence-Based Practice / Health and Wellness / Intellectual Disabilities / Obesity / Translational Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Community-Based Interventions Targeting Obesity for People With Intellectual Disability: A Systematic Review
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411520484. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO5206
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411520484. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO5206
Abstract

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