Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Agiovlasitis, Stamatis

Committee Member

Abadie, Ben

Committee Member

Wong, Daniel W.

Committee Member

Johnson, Marquell

Date of Degree

1-1-2016

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Kinesiology

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

College of Education

Department

Department of Kinesiology

Abstract

The purpose of our research study was to examine if there was a relationship between PA and functioning in adults with DS. Our research study had 17 adults with Down syndrome participate. The functional performance of participants were measured with the Timed Up-and-Go test (TUG) and the 6-minute walk test (6MWT). After the testing session was completed, the physical activity of participants over seven days was measured. The main findings were that adults with DS had low levels of physical functioning and PA, and that physical functioning was associated with PA levels. Improving the functional profiles of adults with DS may aid these individuals in accumulating the amount of PA required for improving their health.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/17524

Comments

Physical Activity|Disability||Down syndrome

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