Constraints to participation in sport and recreation for people with disabilities: A study

Patterson, Ian, Hanley, Elizabeth and Auld, Christopher (1996) Constraints to participation in sport and recreation for people with disabilities: A study. Australian Disability Review, 1996 2: 38-52.

Author Patterson, Ian
Hanley, Elizabeth
Auld, Christopher
Title Constraints to participation in sport and recreation for people with disabilities: A study
Journal name Australian Disability Review
ISSN 0813-4537
Publication date 1996
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Volume 1996
Issue 2
Start page 38
End page 52
Total pages 15
Place of publication Woden, ACT, Australia
Publisher Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Language eng
Subject 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Abstract This exploratory study examined the types of sport and recreation activities in which people with disabilities would like to participate, but were unable to due to certain constraints. A sample of 64 people with disabilities who live in a regional area, the Sunshine Coast, in Queensland, Australia were interviewed for the study. The most important constraints that were identified in order of importance were: inadequate transportation, social isolation, lack of information, lack of qualified coaches, lack of convenient facilities, and lack of trained staff. A number of suggestions were made by respondents to help overcome the constraints to participation in sport and recreation activities. The most prominent related to the need to provide better access to specific sport and recreation facilities and venues. Transportation was another area that needed improvement, especially in regard to a more comprehensive and better coordinated public bus system throughout the Sunshine Coast.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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