Fysisk aktivitet blant barn med funksjonshemming på rehabiliteringsopphold
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Original versionLund, J.O. (2018). Fysisk aktivitet blant barn med funksjonshemming på rehabiliteringsopphold. Masteroppgave Universitetet i Oslo. Hentet fra: http://urn.nb.no/URN:NBN:no-64677
Background: Physical activity is known to provide the same health benefits for both disabled and abled individuals(1). Nevertheless there are several studies showing unsatisfactory participation in physical activity among disabled children. Beitostølen Helsesportsenter is a rehabilitation centre offering guidance in facilitated sports for children, adolescents and adults. Objective: This pilot study aims to describe participation in physical activity among children referred to rehabilitation at Beitostølen Helsesportsenter. We also assessed the association between pain, environmental barriers and physical activity. Material and method: Eight children aged 9-13, admitted to a rehabilitation stay at Beitostølen Helsesportsenter, volunteered to join the study. The cross-sectional study is based on questionnaires, observation and semi-structured interviews. Results: 88% of the children had participated in physical activity at school and 100% in their leisure time the last year. 38% of the children reported pain, and 13% reported pain related to physical activity. Facilitated activities was emphasized as important among the children. Conclusion: The study showed that children at Beitostølen Helsesportsenter were physically active both at school and in their leisure time. Nevertheless it seems to be a lack of facilitated sports for disabled children. Pain did not seem to be a limiting factor.