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Motor activation in people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities in daily practice

By: van der Putten, A. J.
Contributor(s): Bossink, Leontien W, M | Frans, Niek | Houwen, Suzanne | Vlaskamp, Carla.
Series: Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability 42 (1) March 2017: 1-11. 2017Subject(s): MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES | PROFOUND INTELLECTUAL AND MULTIPLE DISABILITIES | QUALITY OF LIFE | SUPPORT SERVICES | THE NETHERLANDS | EXERCISE PROGRAMMES | MOTOR ACTIVATIONOnline resources: Click to read article online IHC Library Members Summary: Notes that people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD) are at risk of being motorically inactive. This study investigated the degree and type of motor activation in daily practice and its relationship to personal and contextual factors. Finds that motor activation seems to be a minor part of the support provided to people with PIMD and urges it to be improved as it is a prerequisite for the improvement of their quality of life.
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Notes that people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD) are at risk of being motorically inactive. This study investigated the degree and type of motor activation in daily practice and its relationship to personal and contextual factors. Finds that motor activation seems to be a minor part of the support provided to people with PIMD and urges it to be improved as it is a prerequisite for the improvement of their quality of life.

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