Changes in the level of physical fitness in visually impaired children in the context of rehabilitation
Anna Cabak – Changes in the level of physical fitness in visually impaired children in the context of rehabilitation. Fizjoterapia Polska 2003; 3(2); 146-152
Background. The main aim of the research was to show positive changes in the level of physical fitness among visually impaired children with age. Physical fitness is also presented as an extremely useful measure of general health for purposes of rehabilitation. Material and methods. 213 children took part in the study (101 blind and 112 partially sighted), ranging in age from 7 to 15 years. The Universal Fitness Test developed by S. Pilicz was applied. The physical fitness level was evaluated on the basis of 3 motor features. Results and Conclusions. The results showed a diminishing gap in terms of physical fitness between visually impaired children and normally seeing peers with age, particularly in respect to blind children.
Physical Fitness, blind and partially sighted children, motor development
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