Effects of a minimally supervised exercise program for mentally retarded adults.

@article{Pitetti1991EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a minimally supervised exercise program for mentally retarded adults.},
  author={Kenneth H. Pitetti and De-ming Tan},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={1991},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={594-601}
}
Previous exercise studies that attempted to improve the cardiovascular fitness (CVF) of mentally retarded (MR) adults were flawed with methodological shortcomings that prevented conclusive results. At issue in these training studies were fitness test validity and reliability, exactness of duration and intensity of training, and an inordinate amount of supervision. Therefore, we sought to determine whether moderately MR adults (seven males, five females; IQ = 61 +/- 3, age = 25 +/- 3 yr) could… CONTINUE READING

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