Intellectual disability, exercise and aging: the IDEA Study: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Guillermo Ruben Oviedo, Casimiro Javierre, Manel Font-Farre, Nauris Tamulevicius, Maria Carbo-Carrete, Arturo Figueroa-Galvez, Susana Perez-Testor, Josep Cabedo-Sanroma, Sarah J Moss, Nuria Masso-Ortigosa, Myriam Guerra-Balic

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Abstract

<b>Background: </b>People with intellectual disabilities (ID) have low levels of physical activity (PA) together with accelerated aging profiles. Adherence to PA interventions for persons with ID is low based on barriers such as motivation. The IDEA study aims to determine the effect of two types of exercise programs, continuous aerobic (CAEP) vs sprint interval training (SIT), designed for seniors with ID on health-related physical fitness, cardiovascular parameters, quality of life (QoL), and emotional and cognitive function.<br><b>Methods: </b>In this trial, ninety seniors with ID between the ages of 40 and 75 yrs. from occupational health centers from the Autonomous Region of Catalonia (Spain) will be recruited. Participants will be randomly allocated to the CAEP, SIT, and control group. Both intervention groups will train 3 days/week, 1.5 h/day over 6 months. Outcome variables will be assessed at baseline, 6 months and 12 months. The outcome variables include weight, height, body
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1266
JournalBMC Public Health
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 20 2020

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