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Physical and psychological health outcomes of a sitting light volleyball intervention program on adults with physical disabilities: a non-randomized controlled pre-post study

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dc.contributor.author Leung, Ka‑Man
dc.contributor.author Chung, Pak‑Kwong
dc.contributor.author Chu, William
dc.contributor.author Ng, Kwok W.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-02T08:18:22Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-02T08:18:22Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/10541
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: People with physical disabilities (PWPD) have limited opportunities to participate in sport activities. Sitting light volleyball (SLVB) is an adapted sport that combines light volleyball and paralympic sitting volleyball. This study examined the effectiveness of an SLVB intervention program to improve the physical and psychological health outcomes of PWPD in Hong Kong, China. Methods: Thirty-two PWPD [13 women; SLVB group, n=18; control group (CG), n=14] with an average age of 48.89 years (SD=14.42 years) participated in a 16-week intervention consisting of basic SLVB skills, and they also received instructions on the required posture, team tactics, and SLVB rules. Physical (i.e., muscular strength, muscular endurance, body composition, flexibility, and aerobic endurance) and psychological (i.e., physical activity enjoyment and quality of life) health outcomes were measured before and after the intervention. Results: Individuals in the SLVB group exhibited statistically significant improvements in cardiovascular endurance [F(1,29)=4.23, p=.049], body composition [F(1,23)=6.67, p=.017], and physical activity enjoyment [F(1,29)=16.94, p=.001] compared with adults in the CG. Conclusions: Participating in SLVB has physical and psychological benefits for adults with physical disabilities in this study. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher BMC en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries BMC Sports Science Medicine Rehabilitation;13, 100
dc.subject Special population en_US
dc.subject Adaptive physical activity en_US
dc.title Physical and psychological health outcomes of a sitting light volleyball intervention program on adults with physical disabilities: a non-randomized controlled pre-post study en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/s13102-021-00328-7
dc.contributor.sponsor Hong Kong Baptist University en_US
dc.relation.projectid KTP/055/sept2017 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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