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Demonstrating the well-being benefits of a weight loss programme for people with a learning disability

Griffin, M (2009) 'Demonstrating the well-being benefits of a weight loss programme for people with a learning disability.' Journal of Public Mental Health, 8 (1). 32 - 36. ISSN 1746-5729

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Abstract

Little is known about the health, well-being and social interaction benefits of physical activity in adults with a learning disability. This is probably due to the methodological barriers to research and the problem of gaining informed consent from the participants. This paper describes a feasibility study, where six adults with learning disabilities regularly attended a weight management and fitness session. An observation methodology was tested to see if it was possible to gather quantitative evidence on well-being and social interaction during participation in the sessions. Issues about veridicality, consent, validity and controls are discussed. © 2009, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, School of
Depositing User: Murray Griffin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2012 10:47
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2019 00:17
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/2317

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