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Disabled young people’s collages:‘Future’ aspirations for participation in recreational activities

Pickering, Dawn 2016. Disabled young people’s collages:‘Future’ aspirations for participation in recreational activities. Presented at: Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists Annual Conference (Nov 2016), Brighton, UK, 11-12 November 2016.

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Introduction Understanding about participation in recreational activities suggests not enough is known about the motivational drivers to promote participation and build resilience with disabled children and young people (C & YP) (Imms et al 2016). It is unknown what disabled C & YP think about the potential health and well-being effects (H & WB) of participation in recreational activities. The aims were to: • Explore disabled YP’s perceived H & WB effects of participation in recreational activities. • Facilitate YP to explore their future participation. Patients and Methods A consultation event was held with a group of disabled young people using a focus group and collage activity exploring ‘Fun’ and ‘Fitness’ and their ‘Future’ aspirations for participation (Mannay, 2015). An interpretative phenomenological analysis approach was used, coding for conceptual, descriptive and linguistic components to identify common themes (Smith et al, 2013). Results Seven disabled young people took part, three males, four females aged 14-30 years. All spoke verbally, one YP had cerebral palsy limiting her own participation in the collage activity. Themes which emerged included access to hoisting equipment and transport. Those engaged in community activities spoke of enhanced motivation to try new opportunities, describing helpful attitudes. There were mixed views about perceived H & WB effects resulting from participation in recreational activities with only three participants featuring this in their collages. Conclusion This data has informed the future direction of the study where C & YP will be recruited to explore their views, experiences and choices of participation in recreational activities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Last Modified: 06 May 2021 08:35

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