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Academia Journal of Scientific Research Research 8(4): 164-167, April, 2020
DOI: 10.15413/ajsr.2020.0106
ISSN: 2315-7712
2020 Academia Publishing 


Effects of repetitive sit-to-stand exercise for participants with severe intellectual disabilities

Accepted 14th February 2020

Tadashi Matsuda1, Yoshiteru Akezaki2, Yoko Tsuji3, Kazunori Hamada2 and Mitsuhiro Ookura2

1Department of Rehabilitation, Suita Municipal Disability Support Center I-Hope Suita, Osaka, Japan.
12-27 Senri-Banpaku-Koen, Suita, Osaka, 565-0826, Japan.
2Division of physical Therapy, Kochi Professional University of Rehabilitation, Kochi, Japan.
3Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Kansai University of Welfare Sciences, Osaka, Japan.

The effect of physical function of sit-to-stand exercises for participants with severe intellectual disability is not clear. In this study, we examined whether the exercise for a limited time in workplace affects physical function and physical activity levels of participants at workplace. All 28 participants diagnosed with intellectual disability were divided into two groups (that is, study group and control group). The subjects' intervention period was 13 weeks and 3 days (91 days). The study group performed sit-to-stand exercises 100 times per day as a target value. The control group performed sit-to-stand exercises 20 times per day as an upper limit. Evaluation items were activity of daily living, body composition, physical activity levels, and adverse events. Although the lower limb skeletal muscle mass of the study group showed no significant changes, a significant decrease was observed following the intervention for the control group. As for physical activity level, there was a significant improvement for the study group. The present study indicated that repetitive sit-to-stand exercises may prevent muscle loss in participants with intellectual disabilities when this exercise is performed as a target of 100 times per day and with the aim of improving physical function.

Key words: Repetitive sit-to-stand exercise, physical activity, severe intellectual disabilities

This is an open access article published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Matsuda T, Akezaki Y, Tsuji Y, Hamada K, Ookura M (2020). MulEffects of repetitive sit-to-stand exercise for participants with severe intellectual disabilities. Acad. J. Sci. Res. 8(4): 164-167.


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