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Lundqvist, Lars-OlovORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-6703-7575
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Open this publication in new window or tab >>Perceptions of Physical Acitivty Participation Among Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Conceptual Model of Conditional Participation
2018 (English)In: Journal of autism and developmental disorders, ISSN 0162-3257, E-ISSN 1573-3432, Vol. 48, no 5, p. 1792-1802, article id 29236210Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Adolescents with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are less physically active compared to typically developing peers. The reasons for not being physically active are complex and depend on several factors, which have not been comprehensively described from the adolescent’s perspective. Therefore, the aim was to describe how adolescents with an ASD perceive, experience and reflect on their participation in physical activity. Interviews with 24 adolescents diagnosed with high-functioning ASD, aged 12–16 years, were analysed with qualitative content analysis with an inductive approach. They expressed a variety of reasons determining their willingness to participate, which were conceptualized as: Conditional participation in physical activities. The present study presents an alternative perspective on participation in physical activity, with impact on intervention design.

Keywords
autism spectrum disorder, adolecent, physical acitivity, participation
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Sport and Fitness Sciences
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urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-25813 (URN)10.1007/s10803-017-3436-2 (DOI)000429476300029 ()29236210 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85037992493 (Scopus ID)
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The Kempe Foundations
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Funding agencies:

- Sunnerdahls Handikappfond- Kempe-Carlgrenska fonden- Region Örebro County, Sweden 

Available from: 2017-12-15 Created: 2017-12-15 Last updated: 2018-06-04Bibliographically approved
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