Parents of children with physical and/or sensory disabilities needed for study exploring the context of when and where children with disabilities are active in British Columbia.
Currently, Canadian children with disabilities are not getting enough daily physical activity to gain health benefits. Little is known about the locations where children with developmental disabilities are active.
A study called “Feasibility of qualitative-geospatial methods to investigate physical activity behaviours in children with disabilities in British Columbia” is led by Principal Investigator Dr. Christine Voss and graduate student Aleksandra Jevdjevic, who are exploring the context of when and where children with disabilities are physically active.
This study will also give parents the opportunity to learn more about their child’s daily physical activity behaviours.
The overall aim of this study is to provide more insight on physical activity behaviours in children with physical and/or sensory disabilities and to test the feasibility of qualitative-geospatial research methods. This includes wearable devices and interviews.
The research team is inviting one adult (parent/legal guardian) and their child with a physical and/or sensory disability between the ages of 8-12 years living in British Columbia to participate in this study.
Parents will fill out a 20-minute questionnaire about their child’s physical activity behaviours. Children will be asked to wear a Fitbit, an acceleromter, and a GPS device for 7 days to track their daily physical activity. Parents and children will also participate in a 1-hour virtual interview on Zoom. After the study, children will be able to keep their Fitbit device.
To learn more or to participate in the study please contact the main study contact, Aleksandra Jevdjevic via phone 250 878-9959 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.