ERIC Number: ED240764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Physical Fitness of Sensory and Orthopedically Impaired Youth: Project UNIQUE. Final Report.
Winnick, Joseph P.; Short, Francis X.
The report summarizes findings from an examination of the physical fitness of orthopedically and sensory impaired students (10-17 years old). Physical fitness was hypothesized to include six areas: body composition, muscular strength/endurance, speed, agility, flexibility, and cardiorespiratory endurance. A chapter on methods details subject selection procedures (including information of definitions, categories, and codes) and tests for each of the six areas. Ss' scores are presented for each test item, at each age, for males and females, and for sexes combined. The effects of groups/conditions, age, and sex on physical fitness test performance are analyzed, as are the effects of severity and onset of handicapping condition and methods of ambulation. Also presented is descriptive information contrasting performance of nonhandicapped and handicapped Ss. Factor structures of fitness for specific groups are provided. Curricular implications of the study's results pertain to the commonality of factor structure, levels of physical fitness, type and severity of handicapping condition, age, sex differences, educational setting, individualization, education responsibility, and training materials. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Brockport. Coll. at Brockport.
Note: The document was developed through the Physical Education Department.