Behavioral Health in Developmental Disabilities: A Comprehensive Program of Nutrition, Exercise, and Weight Reduction
AuthorsFleming, Richard K.
Stokes, Elise A.
Bandini, Linda G.
Maslin, Melissa C. T.
Hamad, Charles D.
UMass Chan AffiliationsDepartment of Psychiatry
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center
Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities
Mental and Social Health
Nervous System Diseases
Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms
Psychiatry and Psychology
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AbstractWe review the literature on the prevalence and conditions resulting in overweight and obesity in people with intellectual disability (ID), followed by obesity treatment research with typically developing children and adaptations for children with ID. In addition to proposing directions for future research and practice, we report a comprehensive randomized control trial (RCT) of family-based behavioral intervention targeting weight loss among adolescents with Down syndrome.
Fleming RK, Stokes EA, Curtin C, Bandini LG, Gleason J, Scampini R, Maslin MC, Hamad C. Behavioral Health in Developmental Disabilities: A Comprehensive Program of Nutrition, Exercise, and Weight Reduction. Int J Behav Consult Ther. 2008 Jan 1;4(3):287-296. doi: 10.1037/h0100858. PMID: 20354592; PMCID: PMC2846829. Link to article on publisher's site