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Therapeutic bodily assistive devices and paralympic athlete expectations in winter sport.
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PMID:  22222587     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: To ascertain the impact of therapeutic bodily assistive devices that enable beyond-the-normal body abilities on sport in general and the Paralympics and Olympics in particular.
DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey.
SETTING: Online.
PARTICIPANTS: Members of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education (United States). Distribution of online survey link to membership.
ASSESSMENT OF RISK FACTORS: The survey used a combination of 37 simple yes or no, Likert scale, and opinion rating scale questions. This article is based on 4 of the 37 questions that focus on the impact of therapeutic enhancements on various aspects of sport.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Whether respondents felt that there is an impact of therapeutic bodily assistive devices that enable beyond-the-normal body abilities on the participation of people with disabilities in sport of all levels and the self-identity of athletes with disabilities. Secondary outcome measure was what the respondents felt the impact may be.
RESULTS: The respondents indicated that therapeutic bodily assistive devices, which enable beyond-the-normal body abilities, will have an impact on participation of people with disabilities in sport at all levels and on the self-identity of athletes with disabilities.
CONCLUSIONS: Given the result that the respondents felt that therapeutic enhancements will impact various aspects of sport, it may be prudent to initiate a broader discourse around therapeutic enhancement and to revise codes of ethics so that they give guidance on this topic.
Gregor Wolbring
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1536-3724     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin J Sport Med     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9103300     Medline TA:  Clin J Sport Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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