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dc.contributor.authorRintala, Pauli
dc.contributor.authorAsunta, Piritta
dc.contributor.authorLahti, Jukka
dc.contributor.authorLoovis, Edwin Michael
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T07:12:42Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T07:12:42Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationRintala, P., Asunta, P., Lahti, J., & Loovis, E. M. (2016). Physical fitness of individuals with intellectual disability who have Special Olympics experience. <i>European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity</i>, <i>9</i>(2), 13-19. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5507/euj.2016.006" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.5507/euj.2016.006</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_26899176
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_73208
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/53466
dc.description.abstractPhysical fitness of individuals with intellectual disability (ID) is low compared to those without ID. Part of the mission of Special Olympics is to develop physical fitness. However, little is known about fitness levels of Special Olympics athletes. This study examined the fitness level of individuals who participated in Nordic Special Olympics Games 2008 in Finland. The sample consisted of 59 Special Olympics athletes (44 men, 15 women, age 16–45) whose fitness scores were compared to INAS-athletes (International Association of Sport for para-athletes with ID) and Finnish non-athletic individuals with ID. The fitness battery consisted of 8 items: BMI, sit-and-reach test, stork stand, sit up, standing long jump, hand grip, shuttle run, and 1 mile/2 km walk test. BMI values were in the range of the nondisabled population. All other fitness values were below the means of the INAS-athletes, but above the Finnish non-athletes. Based on this data which is supported by the existing literature, the level of fitness of Special Olympics athletes needs further scrutiny. Given that the participants were Special Olympics athletes, who trained regularly, the low fitness level is alarming. Therefore, a closer examination of the contents of physical fitness training programs in Special Olympics is warranted.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherEvropská federace aplikovaných pohybových aktivit
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEuropean Journal of Adapted Physical Activity
dc.relation.urihttp://eujapa.upol.cz/index.php/EUJAPA/article/view/202/80
dc.subject.otherSpecial Olympics athlete
dc.titlePhysical fitness of individuals with intellectual disability who have Special Olympics experience
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201703291800
dc.contributor.laitosLiikuntakasvatuksen laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Sport Sciencesen
dc.contributor.oppiaineErityisliikuntafi
dc.contributor.oppiaineAdapted Physical Activityen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2017-03-29T12:16:09Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange13-19
dc.relation.issn1803-3857
dc.relation.numberinseries2
dc.relation.volume9
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© the Authors & European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity, 2017. This is an open access article published by Evropská federace aplikovaných pohybových aktivit.
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dc.subject.ysoharjoittelu
dc.subject.ysoaikuiset
dc.subject.ysofyysinen kunto
dc.subject.ysokehitysvammat
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p26412
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p5590
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p7384
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p48
dc.relation.doi10.5507/euj.2016.006


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