The Effectiveness of Functional Training on Agility and Body Mass Index of Females with Intellectual Disability

1Sakineh Farrokhian, Ghorban Hemati Alamdarloo, Enayatollah Asadmanesh


The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of functional training (FT) on agility and body mass index (BMI) of females with intellectual disability. The research method was pretest- posttest- with a control group. The statistical population consisted of all females students with ID in elementary school of Shiraz studying under the auspices of the Special Education Organization in 2018-2019. The participants included 30 females students with ID selected through convenience sampling and randomly assigned to the experimental (n = 15) and control (n = 15) groups. The experimental group received the functional training for 15 sessions, while the control group did not receive any intervention. The T test was used to assess agility and the height and weight of the subjects were measured first and their BMI was calculated using the formula " ????(??)⁄(ℎ???ℎ? (?)) 2. The collected data were analysed using ANCOVA. The results showed that FT had a significant effect on Agility females students with ID (p<0.05) but FT had not a significant effect on BMI of females students with ID (p<0.05). Therefore, Deciding on the effectiveness of FT on agility and BMI in people with ID requires further research.


Functional Training, Agility, Body Mass Index, Females, Intellectual Disability

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