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Nutritional Profiles of Individuals with Physical Disabilities

Nutritional Profiles of Individuals with Physical Disabilities

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LU IRB#: IRB-22-42
PI: Chad Kerksick, PhD

Description of Study

The objective of this project is to assess the body composition, dietary intake, energy expenditure, nutrition knowledge, and energy availability in physically active disabled individuals to determine their risk of low energy availability and to fundamentally understand the rate of metabolism in the disabled population as a whole.

Location
Exercise and Performance Nutrition Laboratory (Fieldhouse 126)
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301

Number of Visits
2

Time Commitment
Visits 1: 45 Minutes
Visits 2: 90 Minutes

Compensation
Free DEXA Scan.
Free Resting Metabolic Rate Test.
Dietary guidance and tips on how to maintain a weekly food and fitness record.

Point of Contact
Amanda Bayer
amandafitness@dasasports.org
epnl@lindenwood.edu

Research Sample Needed

  • 40-50 physically active disabled men and women.

Inclusion Criteria

  • All participants must have a permanent physical, visual, or hearing impairment who are cognitively able to follow rules of a game without assistance and who have difficulty participating in sports with their non-disabled peers because of their physical limitations.
  • Male or female individual aged 16-50.
  • Participants must perform regular exercise (30-minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on at least 3 days per week).
  • Eligible participants has transportation to visit the lab at least twice during the study.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Participants NOT having a permanent physical, visual, or hearing impairment who are cognitively able to follow rules of a game without assistance and who have difficulty participating in sports with their non-disabled peers because of their physical limitations.
  • Individuals under the age of 16 or over the age of 50.
  • Anyone who does NOT perform regular exercise (30-minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on at least 3 days per week).
  • Anyone who does NOT have transportation to visit the lab at least twice during the study.
  • Participants with cognitive impairments rather than physical disabilities.

Information provided here reflects current IRB approval for this research. However, this information may be subject to change and updated accordingly.

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