European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity Vol 11, 2018, No 1


European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity in the second decade
Martin Kudlacek
EUJAPA 2018, 11(1):1 | DOI: 10.5507/euj.2018.007


Inclusion in physical education: Perceptions of Irish and Swiss student teachers following participation in a European exchange programme
Susan Marron, Sonia Morris
EUJAPA 2018, 11(1):2 | DOI: 10.5507/euj.2018.002

This study focused on inclusion in physical education (PE) and investigated, using the theory of planned behaviour, how a teacher education exchange programme across two European countries: (i) influenced the attitudes of student teachers (ST) towards inclusion; (ii) critically challenged the subjective norm; and (iii) impacted on the confidence of STs towards inclusive practice in PE lessons. The methodology used was qualitative (n=6) and included focus group interviews and reflective reports. Four themes emerged from a thematic analysis of the data: (i) understandings of inclusion in mainstream PE; (ii) learned methods of including children with…

Further Validation of the Leisure Time Physical Activity Instrument in People with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain
Jessica M. Brooks, Emre Umucu, Daniel Eagle, Blaise Morrison, Chungyi Chiu, Erin Moser, Fong Chan
EUJAPA 2018, 11(1):3 | DOI: 10.5507/euj.2018.005

The study purpose was to examine the convergent and discriminant validity of the Leisure Time Physical Activity Instrument (LTPAI). This cross-sectional study included 211 adults with chronic pain from U.S. clinics and community networks. Data were collected on the LTPAI and other similar and distinct self-report measures and assessed using multivariate analysis of variance and bivariate correlations. Physical activity levels were higher in action and maintenance stages for physical activity behavior readiness compared to earlier stages of change. Physical activity was also associated with intrinsic motivation for exercise, self-efficacy for exercise,…

5-a-side football for individuals with visual impairments: A review of the literature
José Martín Gamonales, Jesús Muñoz-Jiménez, Kiko León-Guzmán, Sergio J. Ibáñez
EUJAPA 2018, 11(1):4 | DOI: 10.5507/euj.2018.004

The present study aims to conduct a structured literature review based on the results found concerning the term 5-a-side football for individuals with visual impairments. The following keywords were used as descriptors in the reference search: 5-a-side football, football, blind and football for the blind and soccer for the blind. The words were introduced in English, Portuguese and Spanish databases. In order to narrow the search, four inclusion criteria were introduced: i) Mention at least one characteristic of 5-a-side football for individuals with visual impairments, ii) Any type of document is included, iii) Only documents in full-text or abstract…

Wheelchair basketball: fitness and quality of life
Natan Feter, Chaiane Calonego, Allana Carla Cavanhi, Fabricio Boscolo del Vecchio
EUJAPA 2018, 11(1):5 | DOI: 10.5507/euj.2018.001

The study aimed to assess the physical activity (PA) level, subjective perception of quality of life (QOL), muscle strength, flexibility, and agility in wheelchair basketball (WB) players from Pelotas/RS. The sample consisted of 10 WB amateur athletes. For muscle strength, it was applied three isometric handgrip tests – maximum handgrip test (MIHS in kgf), sub-maximum handgrip test (to assess strength endurance at 70% of MIHS (70MIHS in s) and scapular isometric test (SIS), – and two isotonic tests to measure strength endurance (maximum repetitions in 1 min) in: i) elbow flexor muscles (EFS) and ii) shoulder abductors (SAS). To evaluate agility,…

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