Multicomponent Behavioral Program for Achieving Weight Loss in Adult Mentally Retarded PersonsMental Retardation
Format of Original3 p.
PublisherAmerican Association on Intellectual and Developmental
AbstractOnly minimal attention has been directed towards demonstrating the effectiveness of behavioral approaches to weight control with mentally retarded individuals (Foreyt & Parks, 1975; Foxx, 1972; Staugatis, 1978). The paucity of research in this area is unfortunate because the association between intelligence and obesity is high and negative (Krege, Zelina, Juhas & Garbara, 1947). The purpose of the present study was to assess whether a multicomponent behavioral weight reduction treatment program could produce and maintain weight loss overweight formerly institutionalized adult retarded individuals residing in a community-living facility.
Citation InformationAnthony F. Rotatori, Robert A. Fox and Harvey Switzky. "Multicomponent Behavioral Program for Achieving Weight Loss in Adult Mentally Retarded Persons" Mental Retardation (1980) ISSN: 0047-6765
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