Disability Sport Research Review

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Whilst the barriers and motivations for sport participation for people with a disability are broadly similar to those without a disability there are some additional barriers in terms of accessibility, physical and mental health directly related to disability, lack of opportunity and pain. It also seems that disabled sport participation is less focused on competition but more on the physical health benefits, fun and social interaction.

It is likely that there are examples of successful interventions to increase disabled sport participation from the good works of Scottish Disability Sport but there is no central database for these examples nor has there been a systematic analysis on these interventions to establish best practice. There is no good quality data on the specific barriers and motivations for sport participation in Scotland particularly across different disabled groups and thus this is a key gap in
our knowledge required to underpin policy and strategy.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherObservatory for Sport in Scotland
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2021


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