Functional fitness for adults living with Down syndrome (Print copy)
Delayed Open access book available at https://books.aosis.co.za/index.php/ob/catalog/book/252
Author: Pieter-Henk Boer
Publication date: 2021
The purpose of this book is to provide a group of adults living with intellectual disability (ID), specifically Down syndrome (DS), their own unique instrument to assess functional fitness. Previously, individuals living with DS were pooled with individuals living with ID without DS, even though various academics and researchers have demonstrated that the presence of DS negatively affects test performance. The need arose because many adults living with Down syndrome have poor functional ability, live sedentary lives and are overweight or obese. Consequently, their quality of life decreases dramatically, especially when they reach old age.... Read more
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