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ERIC Number: EJ763711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1366-8250
Perspectives of Constraining and Enabling Factors for Health-Promoting Physical Activity by Adults with Intellectual Disability
Temple, Viviene A.; Walkley, Jeff W.
Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, v32 n1 p28-38 Mar 2007
Background: Physical activity influences health in individuals and within populations. This study explored factors perceived as enabling or inhibiting participation in physical activity by adults with intellectual disability from a health promotion perspective. Method: Six focus group interviews were conducted: adults with intellectual disability (1 group, n = 9), direct care workers (1 group, n = 5), group home supervisors (2 groups, n = 9 and n = 6), managers (1 group, n = 4), and parents (1 group, n = 7). Results: Three major themes were identified from the focus group interviews: motivation for participation, social support, and political and financial support. Conclusions: The most critical issue was the lack of clear policies. Both day training centres and accommodation services would benefit from development of policies related to health-promoting physical activity. Flowing on logically from the development of policy would be much needed training and support of staff. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia