The effectiveness of a weight maintenance intervention for adults with intellectual disabilities and obesity: a single stranded study

Spanos, D., Hankey, C. and Melville, C. (2016) The effectiveness of a weight maintenance intervention for adults with intellectual disabilities and obesity: a single stranded study. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 29(4), pp. 317-329. (doi:10.1111/jar.12181) (PMID:25916495)

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Abstract

Background: The evidence base for weight management programmes incorporating a weight loss and a weight maintenance phase for adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) is limited. This study describes the weight maintenance phase of a multicomponent weight management programme for adults with intellectual disability and obesity (TAKE 5). Materials and Methods: Thirty-one participants who had completed the 16 week TAKE five weight loss intervention (Phase I) were invited to participate in a 12 month weight maintenance intervention (Phase II). Content included recommendations of the National Weight Control Registry. Results: Twenty-eight participants completed Phase II with 50.4% maintaining their weight (mean weight change −0.5 kg, SD 2.2), 28.7% gaining weight (mean weight gain 5.4 kg, SD 2.2) and 21.6% losing weight (mean weight loss −8.0 kg, SD 3.0) at 12 months. Conclusion: Further research is justified to investigate the efficacy of weight loss maintenance interventions in adults with intellectual disability and obesity, using controlled study designs.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hankey, Dr Catherine and Spanos, Mr Dimitrios and Melville, Professor Craig
Authors: Spanos, D., Hankey, C., and Melville, C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
ISSN:1360-2322
ISSN (Online):1468-3148
Published Online:27 April 2015
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
First Published:First published in Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 29(4): 317-329
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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