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ERIC Number: EJ1008016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Psychological Well-Being and Social Participation Assessment in Visually Impaired Subjects Playing Torball: A Controlled Study
Di Cagno, A.; Iuliano, E.; Aquino, G.; Fiorilli, G.; Battaglia, C.; Giombini, A.; Calcagno, G.
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v34 n4 p1204-1209 Apr 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate the differences in psychological well-being, symptomatic psychological disorders and social participation, between blind Torball players and non-players. Thirty blind male participants were recruited, 17 Torball players (aged 36.27 plus or minus 3.46) and 13 non-players (aged 34.80 plus or minus 2.53), and evaluated for social participation level, psychological well-being and symptomatic psychological disorders, using three validated self-report questionnaires: Participation Scale (PS), Psychological Well-Being Scale (PWBS) and Symptom Checklist 90 R (SCL-90-R) respectively. ANOVA showed significant overall differences between the two groups. The social restriction score in the non-player group was significantly higher (p less than 0.01) than the player group. The Torball player group showed significant better scores than non-player group in 5 of the 6 dimensions of the PWB Scale (p less than 0.01) and in 8 of the 10 dimensions of the SCL-90-R (7 dimensions p less than 0.01; 1 dimension p less than 0.05) and in the three global scores of the SCL-90-R (p less than 0.01). The results of this study showed a relationship between psychological well-being and social skills of visually impaired people and their Torball practice. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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