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Adapted Sports Journal Digest

Last Updated:
March 24, 2021

As part of the AACPDM Adapted Sports and Recreation Committee, the Adaptive Sports and Recreation Journal Article Digest sub-committee monitors the current literature for new or recent original research pertaining to adaptive sports, recreation, and physical activity for individuals with disabilities across the lifespan. The sub-committee produces brief, easy-to-read reviews of the most recent literature, which are housed in this centralized location on the AACPDM website so AACPDM members can easily keep up with the latest research in adaptive sports, recreation, and physical activity. We hope you enjoy the below reviews, categorized by the month/year of when sub-committee members completed each review.

February 2021 Reviews

Akinola, Gbiri, and Odebiyi 2019: Effect of a 10-Week aquatic exercise training program on gross motor function in children with spastic cerebral palsy.
Journal Article Digest Review by: Marianne Mousigian, MD

 

Blauwet, et al 2013: Testing for boosting at the Paralympic games: policies, results and future directions.
Journal Article Digest Review by: Stephanie Tow, MD

 

Clarke, Clapham, and Shim 2020: Sailing as therapy: Adapted sailing on children with disabilities.
Journal Article Digest Review by: Paul Yejong Yoo, MSc, OT

 

Hilderley, et al 2020: Comparison of sports skills movement training to lower limb strength training for independently ambulatory children with cerebral palsy: a randomised feasibility trial
Journal Article Digest Review by: Gaela Kilgour, PT

 

Moran, et al 2020: Exploring baseline concussion-assessment performance in adapted wheelchair sport athletes.
Journal Article Digest Review by: Erin Conlee, MD

 

December 2020 Reviews

Brook, et al 2019: Low energy availability, menstrual dysfunction, and impaired bone health: A survey of elite para athletes.
Journal Article Digest Review by: Marianne Mousigian, MD

 

Clutterbuck, Auld, and Johnston 2020: SPORTS STARS: a practitioner-led, peer-group sports intervention for ambulant children with cerebral palsy. Activity and participation outcomes of a randomised controlled trial.
Journal Article Digest Review by: Gaela Kilgour, PT

 

Malone, et al 2016: Active videogaming in youth with physical disability: gameplay and enjoyment.
Journal Article Digest Review by: Theofani Bania

 

Richard, et al 2020: Is the King-Devick test a reliable tool in wheelchair athletes? A preliminary prospective study in wheelchair basketball.
Journal Article Digest Review by: Stephanie Tow, MD

 

August/September 2020 Reviews

Angeli, Peck, and Schwab 2019: Self-perceived scholastic competence, athletic competence, and physical appearance are enhanced in children and young adults with physical disabilities following a community-based running program.
Journal Article Digest Review by: Gaela Kilgour, PT

 

Moll and Bester 2019: Factors that relate to sport participation of adolescents with a mobility impairment.
Journal Article Digest Review by: Erin Conlee, MD

 

Nicholson, et al 2018: Establishing the reliability of a novel battery of range of motion tests to enable evidence-based classification in Para Swimming.
Journal Article Digest Review by: Stephanie Tow, MD

 

Reina, et al 2020: Evaluation of the bilateral function in Para-athletes with spastic hemiplegia: A model-based clustering approach.
Journal Article Digest Review by: Marianne Mousigian, MD

 

Schranz, et al 2018: Does home-based progressive resistance or high-intensity circuit training improve strength, function, activity or participation in children with cerebral palsy?
Journal Article Digest Review by: Hsiu-Ching (Angel) Chiu, PT, PhD

 

Shields and Synnot 2016: Perceived barriers and facilitators to participation in physical activity for children with disability: a qualitative study
Journal Article Digest Review by: Theofani Bania

 

June 2020 Reviews

Frumberg, et al 2019: Adaptive skiing/snowboarding affects the quality of life of children with disabilities.
Journal Article Digest Review by: Gaela Kilgour, PT

 

Gibson, et al 2018: The effect of a running intervention on running ability and participation in children with cerebral palsy: a randomized controlled trial.
Journal Article Digest Review by: Marianne Mousigian, MD

 

Hogarth, et al 2018: Classifying motor coordination impairment in Para swimmers with brain injury.
Journal Article Digest Review by: Stephanie Tow, MD

 

Lape, et al 2018: Participant-reported benefits of involvement in an adaptive sports program: a qualitative study.
Journal Article Digest Review by: Erin Conlee, MD

 

April 2020 Reviews

Hjalmarsoon, et al 2020: Racerunning training improves stamina and promotes skeletal muscle hypertrophy in young individuals with cerebral palsy.
Journal Article Digest Review by: Gaela Kilgour, PT

 

Lankhorst, et al 2019: Sports participation related to injuries and illnesses among ambulatory youth with chronic diseases: results of the health in adapted youth sports study.
Journal Article Digest Review by: Erin Conlee, MD

 

Ramey, et al 2020: A comparison of self-reported unmet healthcare needs among adaptive and able-bodied athletes.
Journal Article Digest Review by: Stephanie Tow, MD