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1. Citation: Johnson, C. C. (2009). The benefits of physical activity for youth with developmental disabilities: A systematic review. American Journal of Health Promotion, 23(3), 157-167. doi:10.4278/ajhp.070930103
Keywords: physical activity, exercise, disability, developmental disability, review, cerebral-palsy, intellectual disability, mental-retardation, health-promotion, fitness program, down-syndrome, follow-up, children, adults, strength
Abstract:

This review analyzes evidence of the benefits of physical activity for youth with developmental disabilities. To be included in the review, studies must have been published in an English language peer-reviewed journal, and focus on the quantifiable benefits of physical activity for youths 0-20 years old. Further, each study must have examined the effect a physical activity has on the development of physiological or psychological attributes and benefits. Three systematic reviews and 14 studies were included in the review. The review concludes that there is strong evidence that physical activity is beneficial for youth with developmental disabilities.

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Link to Full Text:http://ahp.sagepub.com/content/23/3/157.long
Record Updated:2016-07-29
 

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