A university setting offers a unique opportunity to address physical activity for individuals with disabilities. The purpose of this case series was to highlight the development of a formal student-assisted exercise program and examine its impact on the perceived quality of life, exercise confidence, and functional mobility of college-aged individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities. Data from twelve participants was analyzed. Seven participants demonstrated an improvement in scores on the Self-Efficacy to Exercise scale and eight improved in functional measures associated with strength. Thus, a collaborative assisted exercise program in a university setting may positively impact health and physical activity, and exercise participation in young adults with physical and/or intellectual disabilities.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine|
|State||Published - Nov 2022|
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- aerobic endurance
- intellectual disability
- physical disability
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Medicine (miscellaneous)
- Health Policy
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health