The relationship between exercise and executive function in individuals with Down syndrome

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dc.contributor Gilpin, Ansley T.
dc.contributor Richardson, Mark T.
dc.contributor.advisor Conners, Frances A.
dc.contributor.author Tungate, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-02T19:54:56Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-02T19:54:56Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0002469
dc.identifier.other Tungate_alatus_0004M_12936
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/2758
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Executive function is a set of processes that are responsible for organizing and controlling goal oriented behavior, especially in novel situations (Banich, 2009) and there is mounting evidence that exercise improves executive function. It is also a known deficit in individuals with Down syndrome. The current study investigated if there is a relationship between exercise and executive function in Down syndrome. Participants were children and adults ages 6-18 who have previously been diagnosed with Down syndrome. We found no relationship between exercise and executive function, but many important descriptive findings emerged from the study. Specifically, the current study includes novel information related to average steps per day in a population in Down syndrome, replicated the executive function profile found in previous research, and contributes many important methodological suggestions for future studies investigating the relationship between exercise and executive function in Down syndrome.
dc.format.extent 49 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Cognitive psychology
dc.subject.other Psychology
dc.title The relationship between exercise and executive function in individuals with Down syndrome
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Psychology
etdms.degree.discipline Psychology
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.A.


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