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

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

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Abstract

<jats:p>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.</jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Health and Social Care, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2012 10:47
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2022 18:46
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/2317

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