J Korean Acad Rehabil Med.  2005 Aug;29(4):377-382.

Sport-related Characteristics of Spinal Cord Injured Shooting Players and Functional Classification

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  • 1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University. donkim21@cau.ac.kr

Abstract


OBJECTIVE
To categorize the spinal cord injury level and American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) impairment scale into functional classification of shooting and to give information about shooting sport for the disabled to medical staffs, and to remind importance of sports activities for rehabilitation. METHOD: Seventy nine spinal cord injured players were classified into each functional classes by two international classifier. During the classification process, demographic data such as age, sex, duration, injury type and questions including attitude toward disabled shooting or benefits or difficulties from shooting were collected by interview.
RESULTS
Functional classes of players were closely related to injury level and ASIA impairment scale. Average duration of shooting experience of men (8.01 years) was significantly different from that of women (5.29 years)(p<0.05). Self-motivated (39.3%) and disabled friends (21.5%) were leading motive providers followed by medical staff (20.2%), other shooting player or coach (12.7%), family (6.3%). Promoting self confidence (32.5%) was number one benefit from shooting and followed by making friends (22.1%), increasing independence (18.3%), and increasing in social participation (12.7%).
CONCLUSION
We report the functional classification result of spinal cord inured player and we found that sports activities promote social activities and help to develop self confidence.

Keyword

Spinal cord injury; Functional classification; Disabled sports

MeSH Terms

Asia
Classification*
Female
Friends
Humans
Male
Medical Staff
Rehabilitation
Social Participation
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal Cord*
Spinal Injuries
Sports
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