Title

A Comparative study on the perception of parents and teachers on the effects of physical activity on the functional status of children with disabilities in Dasmarinas City, Cavite

Date of Completion

2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

Keywords

Disabled Children

Abstract

This study aims to determine the perception of parents and teachers to the effects of their children’s participation to physical activity as to their functional status specifically to their physical, social, emotional and mental function and to determine the significant differences between the perception of parents and teachers. The study used a descriptive quantitative design. The study was conducted in three (3) schools namely Dr. Jose Protacio Rizal Elementary School, Burol Main Elementary School and Francisco E. Barzaga Elementary School. The participants of the study were the teachers and parents of the subject. The researchers used a validated questionnaire to gather the data. T-test was used to determine the significant difference between the perceptions of two (2) independent groups. The results showed that majority of the children with disabilities of this study are male and ages between 13-15 with intellectual disability. Perception between parents and teachers to participation of CWDs to physical activity such as in sports, recreation and play activities have a significant difference in the functional status of the child as to their social and emotional function and has no significant difference in terms of their physical and mental function.

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