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dc.contributor.advisorCoster, Wendy J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSalloum, Kimberlyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-17T20:01:57Z
dc.date.available2020-05-17T20:01:57Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/40950
dc.description.abstractGlobally, people with paraplegia experience reduced participation in sport and physical activity (Blauwet, 2005). This physical inactivity is highly correlated to poor health outcomes, social isolation, and low levels of self-efficacy for people with paraplegia (Rolston, 2014). In Trinidad and Tobago, these rates of physical inactivity are disproportionately higher than rates in developed countries (Richardson, 2018). Interviews with leaders of disability organizations in Trinidad and Tobago revealed that there are limited opportunities for sport/physical activity for people with disabilities, attributed primarily to lack of funding, lack of legislation, and negative socio-cultural attitudes towards people with disabilities. Triathlon for All is a needs-based, evidence-based pilot program aimed at improving self-efficacy and improving overall quality of life for people with paraplegia in Trinidad and Tobago. Triathlon for All is a 12-week adapted triathlon training program with reflective discussion sessions, culminating in a competitive triathlon event. The program will be delivered through the Trinidad and Tobago Occupational Therapy Association (TTOTA). The results from this program will contribute to health promotion and advocacy efforts in Trinidad and Tobago, with the long-term aim of advancing equal rights and opportunities for persons with disabilities in Trinidad and Tobago.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectOccupational therapyen_US
dc.subjectAccessibilityen_US
dc.subjectAdapted sportsen_US
dc.subjectDisabilityen_US
dc.subjectSelf-efficacyen_US
dc.subjectTriathlonen_US
dc.subjectTrinidad and Tobagoen_US
dc.titleTriathlon for all: improving access to sport for people with paraplegia in Trinidad and Tobagoen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
dc.date.updated2020-05-17T01:03:06Z
etd.degree.nameOccupational Therapy Doctorateen_US
etd.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
etd.degree.disciplineSargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciencesen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0003-4968-6472


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