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Adapted cycling: ‘voices’ from disabled children and young people

Pickering, Dawn 2016. Adapted cycling: ‘voices’ from disabled children and young people. Presented at: ‘Telling Our Own Stories: Disabled and non-Disabled Children and Young People Shaping Change’, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK, 5-6 July 2016.

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Abstract

This presentation will draw upon data from from a pilot study that explored the effects of adapted cycling, where 35 children kept a diary of their cycling activities and took part in 2 interviews. Interviews were developed utilising a Mosaic approach where a variety of creative methods were applied. Some responded to puppets and used drawings to illustrate what cycling meant to them. The data were analysed using a template approach and 2 researchers reviewed the emergent themes. As this was a mixed methods study, qualitative data added to the statistical findings: the children who cycled, their quadriceps muscles got stronger. Without collecting this additional qualitative perspective, the emotional impact of such a ‘Fun’ recreational activity would have been missed. The children voices would not have been heard without this trustworthy, method.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Funders: Nancie Finnie Charitable Trust
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2019 01:55
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/93487

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