Functional fitness for adults living with Down syndrome

Author
Pieter-Henk Boer

Synopsis

The purpose of this book is to provide a group of adults living with intellectual disability (ID), specifically Down syndrome (DS), with their own unique instrument to assess functional fitness. Previously, individuals living with DS were pooled with individuals living with ID without DS, even though various academics and researchers have demonstrated that the presence of DS negatively affects test performance. The need arose because many adults living with Down syndrome have poor functional ability, live sedentary lives and are overweight or obese. Consequently, their quality of life decreases dramatically, especially when they reach old age. This scholarly book provides an economical and field-based list of test items that can be used to assess, evaluate and monitor functional fitness. The target audience includes specialists in the disciplines of sport science, psychological education, and health siences. The book aims to contribute to the scientific discourse by reflecting on the functional limitations seen in adults living with Down syndrome.

An electronic version of this book is freely available, thanks to the support of libraries working with Knowledge Unlatched (KU). KU is a collaborative initiative designed to make high-quality books open access for the public good. The open-access ISBN for this book is 978-1-928523-93-2. More information about the initiative can be found at www.knowledgeunlatched.org, and links to the open access version can be found at www.openresearchlibrary.org.

 

 

Chapters

  • Chapter 1
    What is functional fitness?
  • Chapter 2
    Conceptual framework: The functional fitness battery of test items
  • Chapter 3
    Test feasibility, reliability, validity and percentile norms
  • Chapter 4
    Test administration
  • Chapter 5
    Test results
  • Chapter 6
    Exercise recommendations and complete case study for adults living with Down syndrome

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