Title

Physical Fitness and Personality Characteristics of Obese and Nonobese Retarded Adults

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

7 p.

Publication Date

1984

Publisher

Nature Publishing Group (Macmillan Publishers Limited)

Source Publication

International Journal of Obesity

Source ISSN

0307-0565

Abstract

Performance on a test of submaximal cardiovascular endurance and on measures of self-concept and anxiety was studied with 22 obese and 20 nonobese mentally retarded adults. Results indicated that the endurance test successfully discriminated between the obese and nonobese groups while the personality measures did not. Implications of this finding for obesity treatment were discussed.

Comments

International Journal of Obesity, Vol. 8, No. 1 (1984): 61-67. Permalink.