Phil E Esposito

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BACKGROUND Although motor deficits are gaining attention in autism research much less attention has been paid to the physical activity patterns in this group of children. The participants in this study were a group of children with autism spectrum disorder (N = 72) between the ages of 9-18 years. This cross-sectional study explored the physical activity(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the physical activity patterns of children with Down syndrome. A cross-sectional approach and accelerometry were used to measure the time children with Down syndrome (N = 104) spent in sedentary, light, and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. Results indicated that adolescents from ages 14 to 15 years were the(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the feasibility and potential benefits of using recumbent cross-training for nonambulatory adults with cerebral palsy (CP). DESIGN Observational. SETTING Clinical center for CP treatment and rehabilitation. PARTICIPANTS Significantly motor-impaired adults with CP (N=11) with a mean age ± SD of 36.3±13.2 years and Gross Motor(More)
The effect of menu labels on food choices is unknown in Hispanics. This study evaluated the impact of menu labels on calories and macronutrients ordered in Hispanics. 372 Hispanics (18-65 years) were randomly assigned to menus with no labels (NL) (n=127), rank-ordered calorie labels plus a statement on energy needs per meal (CL) (n=123), or rank-ordered(More)
OBJECTIVE Among the many health-related challenges posed by the increased number of Migrants, cardiovascular risk evaluation has been less extensively evaluated than communicable disease prevention and treatment. Ethnic background is one of the many non-modifiable determinants of cardiovascular disease, whereas stress and modifiable factors such as dietary(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this paper was to investigate the participation patterns of children with Down syndrome (DS) using the construct of participation as defined by the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF). METHODS Sixty-two children with DS were recruited between the ages of 9 and 17 years. All participants were given(More)
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