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Voices and choices for disabled children and young people about participation in recreational activities: Creating their future stories with collage.

Pickering, Dawn, Gill, Paul, Reagon, Carly and Davies, Jane Voices and choices for disabled children and young people about participation in recreational activities: Creating their future stories with collage. Presented at: European Academy of Childhood Disability, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 17-20 May 2017.

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Abstract

Introduction Understanding about participation in recreational activities suggests not enough is known about the motivational drivers to promote participation and build resilience with disabled children and young people (C & YP) (Imms et al 2016). It is unknown what disabled C & YP think about the potential health and wellbeing effects (H & WB) of participation in recreational activities. The aims were to: • Explore disabled YP’s perceived H & WB effects of participation in recreational activities. • Facilitate YP to explore their future participation. Patients and Methods A consultation event was held with a group of disabled young people using a focus group and collage activity exploring ‘Fun’ and ‘Fitness’ and their ‘Future’ aspirations for participation (Mannay, 2015). An interpretative phenomenological analysis approach was used, coding for conceptual, descriptive and linguistic components to identify common themes (Smith et al, 2013). Results Seven disabled young people took part, three males, four females aged 14-30 years. All spoke verbally, one YP had cerebral palsy limiting her own participation in the collage activity. Themes which emerged included access to hoisting equipment and transport. Those engaged in community activities spoke of enhanced motivation to try new opportunities, describing helpful attitudes. There were mixed views about perceived H & WB effects resulting from participation in recreational activities with only three participants featuring this in their collages. Conclusion This data has informed the future direction of the study where C & YP will be recruited to explore their views, experiences and choices of participation in recreational activities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Funders: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 25 May 2017
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2018 20:35
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/100867

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