Racerunning for young children with a severe physical disability

Increasing physical activity, especially in young children with severe physical disabilities, is complicated. The racerunner is a novel device that is appealing to children and can support them in engaging in physical activity and thus has the ability to promote participation.

Objective

The main aim is to develop a toolbox for PPTs to promote physical activity with the racerunner in children with severe physical disabilities (2-8 years). We will furthermore examine the facilitators and barriers for using the racerunner in young children, their parents and PPTs.

Results

  • Toolbox, with written and video instructions, that supports promoting PA with the racerunner.
  • Symposium for pediatric physical therapists including workshops to facilitate the use of the toolbox.
  • Short movie clips containing information about RaceRunning.
  • Knowledge about the facilitators and barriers for using the racerunner.
 

Duration

01 January 2021 - 20 November 2022

Approach

We will develop a toolbox using a co-design approach, involving children with severe physical disabilities, parents, pediatric physical therapists, RaceRunning Netherlands, designers and researchers. To assess facilitators and barriers, the toolbox semi-structured interviews will be conducted with children, parents and PPTs.

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Eline Bolster | Researcher | Research group Lifestyle and Health

Eline Bolster

  • Researcher
  • Research group: Lifestyle and Health