Department of Physical Education & Sport ScienceLibrary of the School of Physical Education and Sport Science
IRAKLEOUS PALAIOLOGOU ELENI
Κουτσούκη Δήμητρα, Καθηγήτρια Θεωρητικές Επιστήμες Σ.Ε.Φ.Α.Α
Ασωνίτου Αικατερίνη, ΕΔΙΠ Θεωρητικές Επιστήμες Σ.Ε.Φ.Α.Α
Οι επιδράσεις παρεμβατικού προγράμματος άσκησης στη φυσική κατάσταση ενήλικων ατόμων με νοητική αναπηρία
The effects of intervention exercise program on physical fitness of adults with intellectual disabilities
Good physical health ensures a good quality of life and protects health in physiological and psychological level. Since people with Intellectual Disability constitute an onerous social group compared with the standard population, the improvement of their physical health should be a primary concern of all those involved with their care.
The present study was designed to improve certain aspects of fitness of adults with intellectual disabilities. For this purpose we created an intervention training program during four months program, with two coaching periods per week. The coaching units consisted of activities and games to improve muscle strength, speed, balance and flexibility. The training took place within an organization certified social care services for people with disabilities, on municipality of Attica.
The sample consisted of 31 adults with intellectual disabilities. For research purposes we created two groups: a) the experimental group, consisting of 19 people, who participated in training program and b) the control group, which was attended by 12 people. All participants were evaluated in 7 trials by Eurofit tests before implementation of the training program and after the end of four months.
For the statistical analysis we used the SPSS for Windows software program 21.0 (SPSS 2012) with the .05 level of statistical significance.
The results of our research provide important information for improvement that can bring a targeted exercise program on physical fitness of adults with intellectual disabilities.
Main subject category:
Education - Sport science