Exercise and Recreation for Individuals With A Disability: Assessment and InterventionBy Jones, Jeffrey A., MPE; Heinemann, Allen W., PhD; Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Publication Date: March 2001
Project report focuses on two studies, the first of which was conducted to investigate the long-term effects of an exercise intervention on the psychological, metabolic, and psychological outcomes among people with disabilities. The researchers placed special emphasis on investigating the effects of the intervention on women with disabilities and minorities, with particular emphasis on African-American and Hispanic-American people with disabilities. The role of self-efficacy as a predictor of exercise participation is also examined. The second study was conducted via survey to examine the recreation, leisure, and exercise habits of people with disabilities. Survey data was used to determine the frequency and degree of participation in recreational activities across a brad range of disability groups. Data was also used to determine the effects of participation in recreational activities on psychosocial outcomes. The project was conducted by researchers at the Center for Health and Fitness at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, with funding from the United States Department of Education’s National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation Research.
Published by: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (Website:http://www.ric.org)
Link to text: http://richealthfit.org/resrched/nidrr.htm
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number O15920