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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Using Token Reinforcement to Increase Walking for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
by Krentz, Haley Nicole, M.A., University of South Florida, 2015, 53; 1587059
Abstract (Summary)

Adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) are at risk for negative health conditions due to high levels of sedentary behavior. Walking and cycling are the most common forms of physical activity engaged in by adults with ID. Research is limited in evaluating physical activity interventions for this population. The purpose of this study will be to evaluate the effectiveness of a token reinforcement intervention to increase distance walked for adults with mild to moderate ID at adult day training centers.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Miltenberger, Raymond
Commitee: Crosland, Kimberly, Samaha, Andrew
School: University of South Florida
Department: Child and Family Studies
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Behavioral psychology, Public health
Keywords: Adults, Intellectual disabilities, Physical activity, Token reinforcement, Walking
Publication Number: 1587059
ISBN: 978-1-321-70188-3
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