Factors affecting the health of people with mental retardation and ways of their prevention

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Abstract

Empirical evidence obtained by researchers in recent years indicates the necessity of increasing the efficiency of prophylaxes in people with mental retardation. In a related move foreign psychology and pedagogy are fully engaged in study of this category of people. The review presented in this study regards the sedentary lifestyle, overweight and obesity, tobacco smoking, insecure sex, stress in children and adults with intellectual retardation; their incidence, peculiarities of their pressure; methods of preventing their negative influences.

General Information

Keywords: prophylaxis of divergence in health status; health risk factors; people with intellectual disabilities; sedentary lifestyle; overweight; obesity; insecure sex; decrease of the negative impact of risk factors

Journal rubric: Medical Psychology

Article type: review article

For citation: Letunovskaya S.V. Factors affecting the health of people with mental retardation and ways of their prevention [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2013. Vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 51–62. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

References

Navyki, neobkhodimye dlya zdorov'ya [Electronic resource] / Vsemirnaya Organizatsiya Zdravookhraneniya  URL: http://www.who.int/school_youth_health/media/sch_skills4health_russian.pdf.

Information About the Authors

Svetlana V. Letunovskaya, PhD in Education, associate professor of the laboratory «Psychology of abnormal development», Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: let7777@yandex.ru

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