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Social Sciences

Abstract

We usually find low levels of fitness condition affect other aspects of living for people with ID like dependency in carrying out activivities of daily living. Therefore we find high levels of dependency in activities of daily living due to poor fitness condition. The aim of the study is to explore the criterion validity of the Barthel index with a physical fitness test. An observational cross-sectional study was conducted. Data from the Barthel index and a physical fitness test were measured in 122 adults with intellectual disability. The data were analysed to find out the relationship between four categories of the physical fitness test and the Barthel index. It needs to be stressed that the correlations between the Barthel index and leg, abdominal and arm strength can confirm that these physical test are predictive of the Barthel index. The correlations between the balance variables as functional reach and single-leg stance with eyes open shown relationships with Barthel Index. We found important correlations between the physical fitness test and the Barthel index, so we can affirm that some physical fitness features are predictor variables of the Barthel index.

KeywordsIntellectual disability Physical fitness test Physical fitness Physical condition Barthel index Relationships AbbreviationsADLActivities of daily living

IDIntellectual disabilities

BIBarthel index

PFTPhysical fitness test

PKEPassive knee extension

CMFCalf muscle flexibility

AHFAnterior hip flexibility

FSRFunctional shoulder rotation

TSTTimed-stands test

PSUTPartial sit-up test

SPUSeated push-up

HGTHandgrip test

SLSEOSingle-leg stance with eyes opened

SLSECSingle-leg stance with eyes closed

FRTFunctional reach test

2MSTTwo-minute step test.

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Author: Antonio I. Cuesta-Vargas - David Pérez-Cruzado

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