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Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly: APAQ

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182365/career-development-and-learning-pathways-of-paralympic-coaches-with-a-disability
#1
Scott Douglas, William R Falcão, Gordon A Bloom
The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of the career development and learning pathways of Paralympic head coaches who previously competed as Paralympic athletes. Each coach participated in a semistructured interview. A thematic analysis of the data revealed three higher order themes, which were called becoming a coach, learning to coach, and lifelong learning and teaching. Across these themes, participants discussed interactions with other coaches and athletes with a disability, learning from mentors and coaching clinics, as well as limited formal educational opportunities they experienced transitioning from athlete to head coach...
November 28, 2017: Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly: APAQ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182363/interdisciplinarity-and-adapted-physical-activity
#2
Rick Szostak
The purpose of the paper was to draw lessons for the field of adapted physical activity from the interrelated literatures on interdisciplinarity, creativity, and team research. In each of these literatures, strategies have been identified that have been found to be useful by previous researchers. Lack of familiarity with these strategies can result in unsuccessful research projects or in the devotion of scarce resources to the reinvention of such strategies. The first section in the paper in particular addresses questions that arose at the 2016 North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity symposium in Edmonton, Alberta...
November 28, 2017: Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly: APAQ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072484/accelerometer-assessed-physical-activity-and-sedentary-time-in-youth-with-disabilities
#3
Karin Lobenius-Palmér, Birgitta Sjöqvist, Anita Hurtig-Wennlöf, Lars-Olov Lundqvist
This study compared accelerometer-assessed habitual physical activity (PA), sedentary time, and meeting PA recommendations among 102 youth with disabilities (7-20 years) in four subgroups-physical/visual impairments, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorders, and hearing impairment-and 800 youth with typical development (8-16 years). Low proportions of youth with disabilities met PA recommendations, and they generally were less physically active and more sedentary than youth with typical development...
October 26, 2017: Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly: APAQ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035578/load-monitoring-variables-in-training-and-competition-situations-a-systematic-review-applied-to-wheelchair-sports
#4
Mário A M Simim, Marco Túlio de Mello, Bruno V C Silva, Dayane F Rodrigues, João Paulo P Rosa, Bruno Pena Couto, Andressa da Silva
The aim of this review was to identify the main variables for load monitoring in training and competition situations in wheelchair sports. Studies were identified from a systematic search of three databases (PubMed, Web of Science, and SportDiscuss), with search phrases constructed from MeSH terms, alone or in combination, limited to English-language literature, and published up to January 2016. Our main findings were that variables related to external load (distance, speed, and duration) are used to monitor load in competition...
October 1, 2017: Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly: APAQ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035577/the-rebound-a-wheelchair-basketball-storyby-allen-shaina-published-2017-by-one-day-one-cause-and-dna-films-charlottesville-va
#5
Cathy McKay
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2017: Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly: APAQ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035576/inter-and-intrarater-reliabilities-of-the-test-of-gross-motor-development-third-edition-among-experienced-tgmd-2-raters
#6
Hyokju Maeng, E Kipling Webster, E Andrew Pitchford, Dale A Ulrich
The purpose of this study was to examine the inter- and intrarater reliabilities of the Test of Gross Motor Development-third edition (TGMD-3). The TGMD-3 was administered to 10 typically developing children. Five raters with experience using the Test of Gross Motor Development-second edition (TGMD-2) scored the digitally recorded performances and then rescored the same performances after a period of 2 weeks. Intraclass correlation (ICC) was used to examine both inter- and intrarater reliabilities of scores...
October 1, 2017: Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly: APAQ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035569/digest
#7
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2017: Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly: APAQ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985104/sport-participation-for-elite-athletes-with-physical-disabilities-motivations-barriers-and-facilitators
#8
Gabriella McLoughlin, Courtney Weisman Fecske, Yvette Castaneda, Candace Gwin, Kim Graber
There are many reasons why individuals are motivated to participate in sports. Less attention, however, is given for studying motivation and athlete development in adapted sport. The purpose of this study was to identify the motivations, facilitators, and barriers to sports participation of elite athletes with a physical disability. Participants (N = 23, 17 males, six females, mean age: 24.3 years) were recruited through online listservs, e-mails, and snowball sampling. A semistructured interview guide was employed...
October 1, 2017: Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly: APAQ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985099/physical-activity-among-adolescents-with-long-term-illnesses-or-disabilities-in-15-european-countries
#9
Kwok Ng, Jorma Tynjälä, Dagmar Sigmundová, Lilly Augustine, Mariane Sentenac, Pauli Rintala, Jo Inchley
Physical activity (PA) is an important health-promoting behavior from which adolescents with long-term illnesses or disabilities (LTID) can benefit. It is important to monitor differences across countries in adherence with PA recommendations for health. The aim of this study was to compare PA levels among 15 European countries after disaggregating data by disability. Data from pupils (mean age = 13.6 years, SD = 1.64) participating in the 2013/2014 Health Behavior in School-aged Children study were analyzed to compare adolescents without LTID, with LTID, and with LTID that affects their participation (affected LTID)...
October 1, 2017: Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly: APAQ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985096/parents-perspectives-of-physical-activity-in-their-adult-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-a-social-ecological-approach
#10
Alice M Buchanan, Benjamin Miedema, Georgia C Frey
The purpose of this study was to investigate parent perceptions of the physical activity (PA) engagement of their adult children with autism spectrum disorders. The theoretical framework used in this study was social ecology. Participants were nine parents from families with one adult child with autism spectrum disorder whose ages ranged from 18 to 42. Using phenomenological interviews, which explored parents' life experience and meaning making, four themes were generated: supports and advocacy for PA, engaging in PA independently, benefits of PA, and barriers to or reasons for disengaging in particular activities...
October 1, 2017: Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly: APAQ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985093/effects-of-offense-defense-and-ball-possession-on-mobility-performance-in-wheelchair-basketball
#11
Annemarie M H de Witte, Monique A M Berger, Marco J M Hoozemans, Dirkjan H E J Veeger, Lucas H V van der Woude
The aim of this study was to determine to what extent mobility performance is influenced by offensive or defensive situations and ball possession and to what extent these actions are different for the field positions. From video analysis, the relative duration of the various wheelchair movements during team offense/defense and individual ball possession was compared in 56 elite wheelchair basketball players. A two-way analysis of variance indicated that during offense, the guards and forwards performed longer driving forward than during defense...
October 1, 2017: Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly: APAQ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942675/cycling-through-cancer-exploring-childhood-cancer-survivors-experiences-of-well-and-ill-being
#12
Shaunna M Burke, Jennifer Brunet, Amanda Wurz, Christina Butler, Andrea Utley
The benefits of informal physical activity during recovery from childhood cancer have rarely been investigated. This study adopted a multiple case study approach to explore the impact of recreational cycling on childhood cancer survivors' experiences of well- and ill-being. Three semistructured interviews were conducted over a 3-month period with four survivors to explore their experiences of physical, psychological, and social well- and ill-being. Within-case analysis followed by cross-case analysis identified three themes that captured their well- and ill-being experiences with recreational cycling and cancer: (a) cultivating feelings and emotions, (b) experiencing physical changes, and (c) encountering positive and negative social interactions...
October 1, 2017: Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly: APAQ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942669/yes-we-can-a-phenomenological-study-of-a-sports-camp-for-young-people-with-cerebral-palsy
#13
Kenneth Aggerholm, Kristian Møller Moltke Martiny
This article contributes to the understanding of embodied practices and experiences within adapted physical activity. It presents a study of a 4-day winter sports camp for young people with cerebral palsy. The experiences of the participants were investigated through qualitative interviews. The findings are analyzed through a phenomenological framework of embodiment and the notions of body schema and body image. By paying special attention to the bodily experience of "I can," this study shows that participants learned new ways of approaching challenges, gained bodily control in challenging situations, expanded their fields of possible actions through practicing, as well as learned to understand and accept themselves...
October 1, 2017: Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly: APAQ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727513/adapted-tango-for-adults-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-qualitative-study
#14
Wendy M Holmes, Madeleine E Hackney
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the experiences of 16 individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) partaking in an adapted tango class and the perceived impact on participation and quality of life (QOL). The Ecology of Human Performance and the International Classification of Function were the theoretical frameworks for the study. Data collection involved focus groups conducted during the intervention and at a follow-up six months later. Data analysis followed inductive thematic analysis techniques...
July 2017: Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly: APAQ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727512/digest
#15
ZáNean McClain, E Andrew Pitchford, E Kipling Webster, Daniel W Tindall
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly: APAQ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727511/guest-editorial-how-apaq-was-born
#16
Geoff Broadhead
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly: APAQ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727510/inclusion-of-children-with-disabilities-in-physical-education-a-systematic-review-of-literature-from-2009-to-2015
#17
Terese Wilhelmsen, Marit Sørensen
This systematic review examines research published from 2009 to 2015 on inclusion of children with disabilities in physical education according to the PRISMA guidelines. We have used a stakeholder approach as a framework for organizing and discussing the results. The searches yielded 535 studies, of which 112 were included. The systematic review outlines which stakeholder perspectives received the most attention, the main themes and findings, the methodological trends that governed the research contribution, and the country of data collection...
July 2017: Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly: APAQ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727509/music-and-on-task-behaviors-in-preschool-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
#18
Shannon Titus Dieringer, David L Porretta, Diane Sainato
The purpose of our study was to determine the effect of music (music with lyrics versus music with lyrics plus instruction) relative to on-task behaviors in preschool children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in a gross motor setting. Five preschool children (4 boys, 1 girl) diagnosed with ASD served as participants. A multiple baseline across participants in conjunction with an alternating-treatment design was used. For all participants, music with lyrics plus instruction increased on-task behaviors to a greater extent than did music with lyrics...
July 2017: Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly: APAQ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727508/collective-stories-of-exercise-making-sense-of-gym-experiences-with-disabled-peers
#19
Emma V Richardson, Brett Smith, Anthony Papathomas
Using a dialogical narrative approach, we explored how disabled people made sense of their gym experiences as part of a peer group. Interviews were conducted with 18 disabled people (10 men and 8 women, aged 23-60) who had experience exercising in the gym as part of a group. Data were rigorously analyzed using a dialogical narrative analysis. Within their peer group, participants crafted a collective story that they used to resist disablism in the gym. The dialogical components of the collective story functioned to (a) validate participants' experiences of oppression in the gym, (b) forge an unspoken understanding with peers, (c) craft a more affirmative identity, and (d) instill a sense of empowerment in participants so that they can tell their own story...
July 2017: Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly: APAQ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727507/the-paralympic-games-explained-2nd-editionby-ian-brittain-published-2016-by-routledge-abingdon-oxon-uk-54-95-paperback-233-pp-isbn-978-1-138-92716-2
#20
Jim Watkins
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
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