Physical activity practice among children and adolescents with visual impairment – influence of parental support and perceived barriers
MetadataShow full item record
SubjectBlindness; Parenting; parents; physical activity; Physical exercise; Visual impairment; Young people
Purpose: To analyze the practice of physical activity among children and adolescents with visual impairments (VI), regarding the possible influence of parental support and perceived barriers. Methods: Twenty-two young people with VIs (10 + 2.74 years old) and one of each of their parents were evaluated. They responded to the Physical Activity Questionnaire for Older Children (PAQ-C), Baecke Questionnaire, the Parental Support Scale and a questionnaire about perceived barriers to physical activity. The independent samples t-test, pearson correlation test and chi-square test were performed. Results: Blind young people showed lower physical activity levels. There were significant correlations both between parents’ physical activity and the support offered to children and between the PAQ-C results and the importance given by young people to physical activity, but only for those aged between 8 and 10 years old. The main perceived barriers were lack of security, motivation, professional training and information about available physical activity programs. Conclusion: The influence of parental support seems to be an important factor in the adoption of a physically active lifestyle for young people with VI. Parents and children should have more information about the benefits and opportunities of physical activity.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Physical activity practice, body image and visual impairment: A comparison between Brazilian and Italian children and adolescents Greguol M; Gobbi E; Carraro A (2014)The aim of this study was to analyze the physical activity and body image of children and adolescents with visual impairment (VI) in Brazil and Italy. For this, 41 children and adolescents with VI (19 Brazilian and 22 ...
Parents’ view of their children’s physical activity in five European countries: an exploratory study Bulca Y; Carraro A; Antala B; Šmela P; Gobbi E; Yuksel Y; Nakkaş A; Tileva A; Nikodelis T; Demirhan G (Slovak Scientific Society for Physical Education and Sport and FIEP, 2019)The aim of this paper was to explore parental views of children’s physical activity (knowledge, attitudes and perceived influences) among 5 Europe countries. A total of 350 parents from 5 countries (Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, ...
Barriere all’attività fisica di giovani adulti con disabilità intellettiva percepite dai loro genitori e allenatori = Barriers to physical activity of young adults with intellectual disability perceived by their parents and coaches Gobbi E; Visentin S; Carraro A (2019)Physical activity (PA) is essential for promoting well-being, health, and positive social relations. Nevertheless, in industrialized countries, high levels of physical inactivity are reported, with higher levels in people ...