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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2005;29(4):377-382.
Sport-related Characteristics of Spinal Cord Injured Shooting Players and Functional Classification.
Kim, Don Kyu , Kang, Si Hyun , Seo, Kyung Mook
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University. donkim21@cau.ac.kr
척수손상 장애인 사격선수들의 운동 관련 특성 및 기능적 의무등급 분류
김돈규, 강시현, 서경묵
중앙대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실
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 dura-tion 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. (J Korean Acad Rehab Med 2005; 29: 377-382)
Key Words: Spinal cord injury, Functional classification, Disabled sports
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