Sports and Recreation

Quality of life and psychological affect related to sport participation in children and youth athletes with physical disabilities: A parent and athlete perspective

Deborah R. Shapiro, Ph.D.Correspondence information about the author Ph.D. Deborah R. ShapiroEmail the author Ph.D. Deborah R. Shapiro, Laurie A. Malone, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: December 02, 2015 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.11.007 Background Adapted sport, with its recreational, therapeutic, and competitive characteristics is increasingly serving as a forum through which to develop […]

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The relationships among sport self-perceptions and social well-being in athletes with physical disabilities

Parts of this paper have been presented at the 2010 NAFAP conference. Deborah R. Shapiro, Ph.D., Jeffery J. Martin, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 1, p42–48 Published online: July 24, 2013 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.06.002 Background Peer relationships account for a significant motivational influence on sport participation among youth athletes with and without disabilities. […]

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In praise of sport: Promoting sport participation as a mechanism of health among persons with a disability

Barbara Wilhite, Ed.D., C.T.R.S., John Shank, Ed.D., C.T.R.S. Department of Therapeutic Recreation, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA Disability and Health Journal, July 2009 Volume 2, Issue 3, Pages 116–127 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2009.01.002 Abstract Background Achieving and maintaining health are no less important to people with a disability than they are to anyone else; it is just typically more […]

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Parents’ physical activity−related perceptions of their children with disabilities

Jeffrey J. Martin, Ph.D., Yun Seok Choi, Ph.D. Division of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Studies, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA Disability and Health Journal, January 2009 Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 9–14 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.09.001 Abstract Background Parental support of children’s physical activity is important, especially for young children with disabilities, given their low rates of physical […]

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Pilot study exploring quality of life and barriers to leisure-time physical activity in persons with moderate to severe multiple sclerosis

Elizabeth A. Vanner, M.S., Pamela Block, Ph.D., Christopher C. Christodoulou, Ph.D., Beverly P. Horowitz, Ph.D., Lauren B. Krupp, M.D. Disability and Health Journal, January 2008 Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 58–65 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2007.11.001 Abstract Background We sought to assess how impairment (physiological/psychological) and disability (social/environmental) are associated with physical and leisure/recreation activity levels and quality of life […]

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Influence of adapted sports on quality of life and life satisfaction in sport participants and non-sport participants with physical disabilities

Kamil Yazicioglu, M.D., Ferdi Yavuz, M.D., Ahmet Salim Goktepe, M.D., Arif Kenan Tan, M.D. Published Online: July 23, 2012 Disability and Health Journal, October 2012 Volume 5, Issue 4, Pages 249–253 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2012.05.003 Abstract Background The lack of controlled trials in the relationship between participation in adapted sports, and quality of life (QoL) and life satisfaction in […]

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Built environment instruments for walkability, bikeability, and recreation: Disability and universal design relevant?

Jennifer A. Gray, Ph.D., M.P.P., Jennifer L. Zimmerman, Ph.D., James H. Rimmer, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, April 2012 Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 87–101 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2011.12.002   Abstract Background Despite a plethora of instruments that measure the built environment with respect to its effect on potential physical activity, little is known about how relevant these instruments […]

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Should preparation for elite sporting participation be included in the rehabilitation process of war-injured veterans?

Chockalingam N, Thomas NB, Duval L. Prosthet Orthot Int. 2012 Sep;36(3):270-7. doi: 10.1177/0309364612447096. SOURCE:  Staffordshire University, Stoke on Trent, UK. n.chockalingam@staffs.ac.uk BACKGROUND:  Participation in sport and exercise training, while aiding in the reintegration and confidence building of wounded service personnel, also has potential to prepare them for elite sport competition. It is this encouragement of […]

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The Paralympic Movement: using sports to promote health, disability rights, and social integration for athletes with disabilities

Blauwet C, Willick SE. PM R. 2012 Nov;4(11):851-6. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2012.08.015. SOURCE:  Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. Competitive sports for people with disabilities has grown rapidly over the past several decades, and opportunities for participation are increasingly available throughout the spectrum from developmental to elite. […]

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“Promoting Better Health for Young People through Physical Activity and Sports: A Report to the President”

By the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Contact URL http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/physicalactivity/promoting_health/

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