Ida R. Shihady Diab

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BACKGROUND Although adults with developmental disabilities are at high risk for obesity and its sequelae, few community-based lifestyle interventions targeting those with developmental disabilities exist. DESIGN The study was a single group, community-based demonstration project with pre-post test evaluation conducted from December 2005 to June 2006. (More)
etting/ articipants: Eligible participants were 431 community-dwelling adults with developmental disabilities, aged 18–65 years, who were overweight/obese (BMI 25) with another risk factor for diabetes or metabolic syndrome or who had a diagnosis of diabetes, and received services from a community agency. Eighty-five signed up (20% of those eligible), 68(More)
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