A review of weight loss interventions for adults with intellectual disabilities

Hamilton, S., Hankey, C.R., Miller, S., Boyle, S. and Melville, C.A. (2007) A review of weight loss interventions for adults with intellectual disabilities. Obesity Reviews, 8(4), pp. 339-345. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-789X.2006.00307.x)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-789X.2006.00307.x

Abstract

Obesity is more prevalent in adults with intellectual disabilities than in the general population, and has been shown to contribute to their reduced life expectancy, and increased health needs. Relatively few studies have examined the effectiveness of weight loss interventions for adults with intellectual disabilities. However, there is evidence to support interventions that take account of the context of the lives of adults with intellectual disabilities, including carer involvement in interventions. To reduce the health inequalities experienced by adults with intellectual disabilities, there is a clear need to develop accessible, evidence-based clinical weight management services.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Intellectual disabilities, intervention, mental retardation, obesity.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hankey, Dr Catherine and Miller, Dr Susan and Melville, Professor Craig
Authors: Hamilton, S., Hankey, C.R., Miller, S., Boyle, S., and Melville, C.A.
Subjects:R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Clinical Specialities
Journal Name:Obesity Reviews
ISSN:1467-7881

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