Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

4 p.

Publication Date

3-1983

Publisher

American Association on Mental Deficiency (American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities)

Source Publication

American Journal of Mental Deficiency

Source ISSN

0002-9351

Original Item ID

Shelves: RC326 .A415 Mem Periodicals

Abstract

An obese group and a nonobese group of moderately mentally retarded adults were identified through use of body weight and tricep skinfold thickness measures. Subjects were observed individually in a sheltered workshop cafeteria during their normal lunch period. A variety of eating behavior measures
were obtained. Results indicated that the obese retarded subjects did not differ from their nonobese peers in eating rate, total meal time, or caloric intake. Large variability was observed in the measures for both groups. Implications of these data for behavioral treatments of obesity and the need for alternative explanations of an obese condition were discussed.

Comments

Published version. American Journal of Mental Deficiency (American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities), Vol. 87, No. 5 (March 1983): 570-573. Publisher Link. © American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 1983. Used with permission.

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