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The efficacy of a 9-month treadmill walking program on the exercise capacity and weight reduction for adolescents with severe autism

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dc.contributor Wichita State University. Department of Physical Therapy en_US
dc.contributor.author Pitetti, Kenneth H. en_US
dc.contributor.author Rendoff, Andrew D. en_US
dc.contributor.author Grover, Travis en_US
dc.contributor.author Beets, Michael W. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-12T19:12:51Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-12T19:12:51Z
dc.date.issued 2007-07 en_US
dc.identifier 17151799 en_US
dc.identifier 7904301 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Journal of autism and developmental disorders. 2007 Jul; 37(6): 997-1006. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0162-3257 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10803-006-0238-3 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/4801
dc.description.abstract This study evaluated the efficacy of a 9-month treadmill walking (TW) program on exercise capacity and body mass index (BMI) for adolescents with severe autism. Ten youth residing in a residential/school treatment facility were assigned to either a supplemental treadmill walking (TW) or control group. Both groups continued to participate in their regular physical education curriculum. Monthly records were maintained for the following: (a) TW progression in frequency, duration, speed and elevation; (b) caloric expenditure; and (c) BMI. The TW program resulted in significant increases in mean monthly TW frequency, speed, elevation, and calories expended coupled with a reduction in BMI. en_US
dc.format.extent 997-1006 en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer New York en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries J Autism Dev Disord en_US
dc.source NLM en_US
dc.subject Controlled Clinical Trial en_US
dc.subject.mesh Adolescent en_US
dc.subject.mesh Autistic Disorder/rehabilitation en_US
dc.subject.mesh Body Mass Index en_US
dc.subject.mesh Exercise Test en_US
dc.subject.mesh Female en_US
dc.subject.mesh Humans en_US
dc.subject.mesh Male en_US
dc.subject.mesh Intellectual Disability/rehabilitation en_US
dc.subject.mesh Physical Fitness en_US
dc.subject.mesh Residential Treatment en_US
dc.subject.mesh Treatment Outcome en_US
dc.subject.mesh Walking en_US
dc.subject.mesh Weight Loss en_US
dc.title The efficacy of a 9-month treadmill walking program on the exercise capacity and weight reduction for adolescents with severe autism en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.coverage.spacial United States en_US
dc.description.version peer reviewed en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright © 2006 Springer Science+Business Media en_US

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