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Commentary on: Lynch L, McCarron M, Eustace-Cook J, Burke É, McCallion P. Physical health effects of sedentary behaviour on adults with an intellectual disability: A scoping review. J Intellect Disabil. 2022 Jun 12:17446295221107281. doi: 10.1177/17446295221107281. Epub ahead of print.
Implications for practice and research
Adults with intellectual disability (ID) have lower levels of physical activity and higher levels of sedentary behaviour than the general population, which is associated with a higher disease burden.
Future studies should measure sedentary behaviour and physical activity objectively and use international standards.
More intervention studies are needed to increase physical activity in adults with ID.
As a group, adults with intellectual disability (ID) experience high multimorbidity levels and excess premature mortality.1 A scoping review by Lynch et al 2 summarised 18 cross-sectional studies on the effects of sedentary behaviour and physical …
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