International Journal of Educational and Psychological Studies

Volume 4 - Issue 2 (3) | PP: 226 - 236 Language : العربية
DOI : https://doi.org/DOI:10.31559/EPS2018.4.2.3
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Measuring Daily Physical Activity Levels for Students with Intellectual Disabilities in the State of Kuwait

Zainab Abbas ,
Maryam Arab ,
Badeer Aldimkhi
Received Date Revised Date Accepted Date Publication Date
2/8/2018 22/8/2018 12/9/2018 21/10/2018
Abstract
The current study aimed to determine the level of physical activity among students with intellectual disabilities by monitoring daily steps taken for seven consecutive days in the State of Kuwait. The researchers used pedometers to measure physical activity of 15 students with intellectual disabilities. Then, the researchers used the descriptive analysis, Mann Whitney, Kruskal Wallis, and Sperman-Correlation to study the effect of demographic variables such as gender, type of intellectual disability, and body mass on the number taken for the daily steps. The results indicated that the average number of daily steps for the participants was less than 5000 steps per/day. The results of this study showed that the pattern of physical activity for all participants in their daily lives is insufficient for health benefits. The study also showed that there is an inverse correlation between the body mass and the level of physical activity.


How To Cite This Article
Abbas , Z., et al. (2018). Measuring Daily Physical Activity Levels for Students with Intellectual Disabilities in the State of Kuwait . International Journal of Educational and Psychological Studies, 4 (2), 226-236, https://doi.org/DOI:10.31559/EPS2018.4.2.3

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