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Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2017 Nov 13;15(1):219. doi: 10.1186/s12955-017-0798-2.

Protocol for the study of self-perceived psychological and emotional well-being of young Paralympic athletes.

Author information

1
Department of Neuroscience, Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Genetics, Maternal and Child Health, Genoa, Italy. luca.puce@alice.it.
2
Department of Neuroscience, Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Genetics, Maternal and Child Health, Genoa, Italy.
3
CNR-SPIN, Physics Department, Genoa, Italy.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

We present the detailed protocol set up to investigate how agonistic sport affects the self-perceived psychological and emotional well-being of disabled young people.

METHODS:

The study will be carried out on a number of subjects as large as 800-1200, using well-established indices that give a quantitative measure of such well-being, namely SF-12 and PGWBI. The related questionnaires will be administered to the participants to a forthcoming international event, the European Para-Youth Games, 9-15 October 2017, Liguria, Italy, as well as to a reference population of a similar number of subjects, made up of young disabled people that do not practice agonistic sport.

DISCUSSION:

We expect that the outcomes of the study may strongly impact not only the socio-sanitary field but also society in general, as disabled people can be considered an extreme situation in the issue of balancing individual needs and environment to pursue psychological well-being.

TRIAL REGISTRATION:

ISRCTN14389453 (29 June 2017).

KEYWORDS:

Paralympic sport; Psychophysical well-being; Young disabled athletes

PMID:
29132378
PMCID:
PMC5683577
DOI:
10.1186/s12955-017-0798-2
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