Analysis of health promotion data obtained during the 2008 Indiana Special Olympics Games : a comparison of Indiana and non-Indiana data

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dc.contributor.advisor Friesen, Carol A.
dc.contributor.author Dudoit, Josette M. K. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-09T15:32:24Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-09T15:32:24Z
dc.date.created 2009 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/193480
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this investigation was to determine the health status of Indiana Special Olympics athletes who participated in Healthy Athletes® health screenings during 2008. Height, weight, body mass index (BMI), bone density t-scores, smoking habits, and eating behaviors of the Indiana Special Olympics athletes, both overall and by gender, were compared to data recorded in the National Special Olympics Healthy Athletes® Software System (HASS). A total of 743 Special Olympics athletes ranging in age from 19 to 64 years were obtained from the HASS data base. Of these, 34.6 percent (n=257) were Indiana Special Olympics athletes and 65.4 percent (n=486) were non-Indiana Special Olympics athletes from California, Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana, and Montana. Results indicated that, despite no difference by gender or height, Indiana Special Olympics athletes were significantly more overweight (26.8%) or obese (50.3%), had a lower bone density (0.049 ± 1.421 vs. 0.750 ± 1.591), a higher frequency of tobacco use (12.5% vs. 6.6%), and a lower daily fruit and vegetable consumption than the non-Indiana Special Olympics athletes (74.8% vs. 84.0%). Results will be used to identify appropriate health education programs for the Indiana Special Olympics athletes
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
dc.format.extent xii, 133 p. : digital, PDF file, col. ill. en_US
dc.source CardinalScholar 1.0 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sports for people with mental disabilities -- Indiana en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Athletes with disabilities -- Anthropometry -- Indiana
dc.subject.lcsh Athletes with disabilities -- Health and hygiene -- Indiana
dc.title Analysis of health promotion data obtained during the 2008 Indiana Special Olympics Games : a comparison of Indiana and non-Indiana data en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1499271 en_US


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