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İnvestıgatıon Of Physical Activity Levels İn Disabled İndividuals With Special Needs Education


Uz. Fzt., İstanbul Medipol Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü


Dr.Öğr.Üyesi, İstanbul Medipol Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Ergoterapi Bölümü


Doç.Dr., İstanbul Üniversitesi-Cerrahpaşa Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Fizyoterapi ve Rehabilitasyon Bölümü Nörolojik Fizyoterapi ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı

Arch Health Sci Res 2019; 6: 275-282
DOI: 10.17681/hsp.450302
Read: 2307 Downloads: 774 Published: 20 September 2019

Purpose: The aim of this study is to investigate the physical activity levels of disabled individuals who take special education and caregivers.

Materials and Methods: Between the ages of 5-18 who meet the inclusion criteria for our study; 45 handicapped individuals who had 15 bodily handicaps, 15 mild mental retardations and 15 autism and their care givers were taken. For the assessment of disabled individuals; the Childhood and Adolescent Physical Activity Forms Questionnaire (CPA) and pedometer were used. Caregivers were evaluated with; International Physical Activity Questionnaire Short Form (IPAQ-SF), Cooper Survey and pedometer.

Results: İn the motor part of the CPA (1-8 part) used in disabled individuals, there was a significant difference between the scores of intra-group evaluation results in the CPA (p= 0.006). There was no significant difference between the inter-group pedometer results of disabled individuals (p>0.05). A significant difference found in the motor part of the CPA (1-8 part) between the inter-group evaluation results of individuals with physical disabilities and individuals with autism (p = 0.004). Used in caregivers; there was no significant difference intragroup and inter-group between IPAQ-SF, pedometer, Cooper Questionnaire (p> 0.05).

Conclusion: İt is possible for children to be more independent in active and social life by physical activity. Caregivers are inactive because of several factors. We believe that the awareness level should be increased by organizing various seminars on this subject

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