Weight, nutrition, food choice, and physical activity in adults with intellectual disability
S Koritsas, T Iacono
JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY RESEARCH | WILEY | Published : 2016
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to describe the nutrition, food choice, physical activity and weight status in a group of adults with intellectual disability (ID) in Victoria, Australia. METHOD: Disability workers and adults with ID were recruited through disability services. In total, 51 disability workers (11 men, 40 women) and 68 (47 men, 21 women) adults with ID participated in the research. Disability workers provided information about the nutrition, food choice and physical activity levels of adults with ID through a questionnaire administered by a general practitioner or research nurse. The questionnaire also included The Australian Nutrition Screening Initiative checklist. RESU..View full abstract
The authors would like to acknowledge the carers and people with disabilities who participated in the research, and the beyondblue Victorian Centre of Excellence in Depression and Related Disorders for funding the research. Thanks are also extended to Dr. Patricia MacGibbon (general practitioner) and Mrs Jennifer Alcoe (registered nurse) who assisted with data collection.