Korean J Rehabil Nurs.  2009 Jun;12(1):47-54.

A Review of Rehabilitation Sports for the Disabled

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  • 1Health Insurance Policy Research Institute, NHIC, Seoul, Korea. water1327@nhic.or.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
This paper was to review the concept of rehabilitation sports for the disabled. METHOD: This paper was reviewed related papers published by KODDI(Korea Disabled People's Development Institute) concerning rehabilitation sports. RESULT: Rehabilitation sports that is integration of rehabilitation therapy and sports, was introduced in the U.K. during the World War I for the people wounded in the war. Since then, it was introduced into Germany for the wounded and disabled, and institutionalized in public health insurance program since 1960s. The present day, rehabilitation sports in Germany has been affected on promotion of physical, psychological, and social function and is being considered an importance field of sports and rehabilitation therapy for the disabled. Now, in our country, research is being carried out to introduce rehabilitation sports for the people with disabilities.

Keyword

The disabled; Rehabilitation sports

MeSH Terms

Disabled Persons
Germany
Humans
Insurance
Public Health
Sports
World War I
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