Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Physical Education, Sport, and Health (ACPES 2019)

Sports for The Disabled: Preferences and Perceived Barriers

Authors
Mawarni Mohamed, Nur Amirah Binti Che Husin
Corresponding Author
Mawarni Mohamed
Available Online November 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/acpes-19.2019.18How to use a DOI?
Keywords
People with Disabilities, Perceived Barriers, Physical Activity
Abstract
A greater proportion of adults with disabilities have no engagement in physical activity compared to those without disabilities (Healthy People, 2010). Often there are multiple barriers that can make it difficult for people with disabilities to function. So the aims of this study are to identify the preferences in sport activities and barriers faced in physical activity involvement among people with disabilities (PWDs). A total of 28 adults with learning and physical disabilities were chosen as respondents from a specialized organization that provides support for adults with disabilities in Malaysia. A set of questionnaires was used in identifying their preferences in physical activity participation and interviews were conducted in examining the barriers faced. Results in general showed that respondents seemed to be more interested in individual sports such as swimming, bowling and dancing. It was also found out that the common barriers that obstruct from physical activity participation include facilities, time, accessibility, personal reason and cost for people with Physical Disabilities, whereas time, costs and facilities were faced by Learning Disabilities adults. Seeking sponsorships for sporting equipment and wheel-chair modification may help them in terms of cost.
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