Progressive resistance training for persons with intellectual disabilities and visual impairment

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Background: Knowledge concerning the feasibility and effects of progressive resistance training (PRT) for persons with intellectual disabilities and visual impairment who are categorized in Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) Level 1 is limited. The aim of our study was to evaluate feasibility and effect of PRT on participants' Quadriceps strength and personal goals.Methods: Eight Participants followed a PRT program for 10 weeks. Feasibility wasdetermined by percentage of attendance and compliance. The effect of PRT was analyzed with a linear mixed model (p < 0.05) and by normalized bootstrap (95% CI).Results: Participants attended 87.8% of the sessions and trained according to thePRT program, indicating sufficient compliance. Quadriceps strength increased significantly by 69%, and participants' personal goals were achieved.Conclusion: PRT is a feasible and potentially effective method for increasingQuadriceps strength as well as achieving personal goals in persons with intellectual disabilities and visual impairment with GMFCS Level 1.
Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)1194–1202
TijdschriftJournal of applied research in intellectual disabilities
Volume32
Nummer van het tijdschrift5
DOI's
StatusPublished - 1 sep 2019

Keywords

  • doelevaluatie
  • visuele beperkingen
  • quadriceps
  • verstandelijk gehandicapten
  • progressieve weerstandstraining
  • spierkracht

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