Title

Eurofit special: European fitness battery score variation among individuals with intellectual disabilities

Abstract

The Eurofit Special Test is a battery of motor fitness tests resulting front it 10-year project of the Committee of Experts for Sports Research and is comprised of strength, speed. flexibility, and balance. The purpose of this stud), was to investigate whether the Eurofit Special was able to distinguish variations in functioning among individuals with intellectual disabilities. Significant differences were found in long jump flexibility 25-m dash, medicine bill throw, balance walk, sit ups in 30-s. Analyses demonstrated that the Eurofit Special was able to discriminate performance levels by gender, age, and level of intellectual disability (mild: 177 female. 368 male; moderate: 359 female, 476 males severe: 92 female, 111 male).

Publication Date

1-1-2009

Journal Title

Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly

Publisher

Human Kinetics, Inc.

Document Type

Article

Rights

© 2009 Human Kinetics, Inc.