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Nichols, Chad; Block, Martin E.; Bishop, Jason C.; McIntire, Brandon – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
The importance of physical activity in persons with disabilities is well known, yet the prevalence of inactivity remains high. The physical activity behaviors among adults on the autism spectrum are largely unexplored. It is presumed that sedentary behavior and obesity are a greater health issue among young adults on the autism spectrum who no…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Physical Activity Level
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Tiner, Sarah; Cunningham, George B.; Pittman, Alison – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2021
People with autism spectrum disorder are less physically active than are their peers. Nurses can play a key role in helping to promote such behaviors, but they do so sparingly. The purpose of this study, therefore, was to examine the degree to which nurses recommend physical activity to patients with autism spectrum disorder, and to identify…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
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Moran, Thomas Eugene; Taliaferro, Andrea R.; Pate, Joshua R. – Quest, 2014
Community-based physical activity programs for people with disabilities have barriers that are unique to their program leader qualifications and the population they serve. Moran and Block (2010) argued that there is a need for practical strategies that are easy for communities to implement, maximize resources, and minimize the impact of barriers…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Physical Activities, Barriers, Disabilities
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To, Quyen G.; Wharton, Lee; Gallegos, Danielle; Stylianou, Michalis; Do, Dung V.; To, Kien G.; Tran, Hanh T. M.; Trost, Stewart G. – European Physical Education Review, 2020
Information about the Vietnamese physical education (PE) programme is limited due to a lack of relevant studies. Using the Health Optimising Physical Education as a conceptual framework, this study examined students' physical activity (PA) levels in the fifth-grade PE programme in Vietnam and barriers to programme implementation. Eight schools (28…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Barriers, Grade 5
Munford, Shawn N. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Researchers have studied the primary determinants of physical activity in an effort to enhance health promotion initiatives nationwide. These physical activity determinants have been observed to differ among various segments of the population, suggesting a further examination of physical activity barriers among differing populations. Little…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Ecology, College Students, Physical Activities
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Perkins, Kara; Columna, Luis; Lieberman, Lauren; Bailey, JoEllen – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2013
Introduction: Ongoing communication with parents and the acknowledgment of their preferences and expectations are crucial to promote the participation of physical activity by children with visual impairments. Purpose: The study presented here explored parents' perceptions of physical activity for their children with visual impairments and explored…
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Physical Activities, Parents, Visual Impairments
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McGarty, Arlene M.; Westrop, Sophie C.; Melville, Craig A. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2021
Introduction: Children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities participate in low levels of physical activity and have a greater reliance on their parents to provide activity opportunities. This study explored parents' experiences of promoting physical activity for their child with intellectual disabilities. Methods: Semi-structured…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Physical Activities, Intellectual Disability
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Beighle, Aaron; Morrow, James R. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2014
The barriers that keep individuals from adopting and maintaining active lifestyles are very complex. Strategies for overcoming these barriers and to incentivize and assist inactive individuals to benefit from physical activity are necessary. In addition, it is important to examine the impact of public policy on active living. As youth physical…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Barriers, Public Policy
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Dixon-Ibarra, A.; Driver, S.; Nery-Hurwit, M.; VanVolkenburg, H. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Background: There is a lack of health promotion programming designed to change the physical activity environment of the group home setting. The Menu-Choice programme assists staff in creating physical activity goals alongside residents with intellectual disabilities and provides strategies to incorporate activity into the group home schedule. The…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Physical Activities, Health Promotion, Intellectual Disability
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Ball, James W.; Bice, Matthew R.; Maljak, Kimberly A. – Health Educator, 2017
Physical activity is a preventative measure that can help decrease obesity trends. However, many individuals struggle to live a physically active lifestyle. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships between Self-Determination Theory, adults' barriers to exercise, and those who have met and have not met the Center for Disease…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Barriers, Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities
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Telford, Rohan M.; Olive, Lisa S.; Keegan, Richard J.; Keegan, Sarah; Barnett, Lisa M.; Telford, Richard D. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2021
Background: Health organisations such as the United Nations continue to place an expectation on school physical education (PE) programmes and wider school strategies to ensure students develop physical literacy and receive the well-established benefits of meeting physical activity guidelines. Barriers to meet this expectation such as lack of…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Physical Education, Physical Activity Level, Psychomotor Skills
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Patay, Mary E.; Patton, Kevin; Parker, Melissa; Fahey, Kathleen; Sinclair, Christina – Physical Educator, 2015
The purpose of this study was to understand the factors that influence physical activity among year-round residents in an isolated summer resort community. Specifically, we explored the personal, environmental, social, and culture-specific perceived motivators and barriers to physical activity. Participants were formally interviewed about their…
Descriptors: Motivation, Barriers, Physical Activities, Influences
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Dinkel, Danae M.; Lee, Jung-Min; Schaffer, Connie – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
This study examined teachers' zone of proximal development for classroom physical activity breaks by assessing teachers' knowledge and capacity for implementing classroom physical activity breaks. Five school districts of various sizes (n = 346 teachers) took part in a short online survey. Descriptive statistics were calculated and chi-square…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Elementary School Teachers, Program Implementation, Physical Activities
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Mulligan, Hilda F.; Hale, Leigh A.; Whitehead, Lisa; Baxter, G. David – Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 2012
People with disability are insufficiently physically active for health. This study identified the volume, quality, and findings of research that exposes environmental and personal barriers of physical activity participation for people with neurological conditions. CINAHL, Sport Discus, EMBASE, Medline, and AMED were systematically searched between…
Descriptors: Motivation, Physical Activities, Neurological Impairments, Physical Disabilities
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Pekmezi, Dori; Ainsworth, Cole; Holly, Taylor; Williams, Victoria; Joseph, Rodney; Wang, Kaiying; Rogers, Laura Q.; Marcus, Bess; Desmond, Renee; Demark-Wahnefried, Wendy – Health Education & Behavior, 2018
Background: Physical activity exerts cancer-protective effects, yet most Americans are inactive, especially in the South, where cancer incidence rates are generally higher. Telephone-based approaches can help overcome physical activity intervention barriers in this region (literacy, costs, lack of transportation/technology, distance from…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Life Style, Adults, Program Effectiveness
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