Journal article

Participation in Physical Play and Leisure in Children With Motor Impairments: Mixed-Methods Study to Generate Evidence for Developing an Intervention

Niina Kolehrnainen, Craig Ramsay, Lorna Mckee, Cheryl Missiuna, Christine Owen, Jill Francis

PHYSICAL THERAPY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Participation in physical play/leisure (PPP) is an important therapy goal of children with motor impairments. Evidence for interventions promoting PPP in these children is scarce. The first step is to identify modifiable, clinically meaningful predictors of PPP for targeting by interventions. OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to identify, in children with motor impairments, body function and structure, activity, environmental, and personal factors related to PPP and modifiable by therapists. DESIGN: This was a mixed-methods, intervention development study. The World Health Organization framework International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health was used. METHODS..

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