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Further evidence to change the medical classification system of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by T Doyle, R Davis, Brendan HumphriesBrendan Humphries, E Dugan, B Horn, J Shim, R Newton
A number of researchers have long questioned systems used for classifying athletes with disabilities. Wheelchair basketball players have gained much attention from researchers. Despite this, no change to the NWBA classification system has been made since it was first adopted in 1984. This study investigated the NWBA classification system. At two summer basketball camps, 46 players were tested to assess player sprint performance and stratification under the NWBA medical classification system. The group consisted of Class 1, 2, and 3 players. Electronic timing gates were used to collect 20 meter sprint-times. Results indicate that Class 1 players were significantly slower compared to Class 2 and 3 players (p < .05) with no difference between Class 2 and 3. The results of this study support a change to this system.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

21

Issue

1

Start Page

63

End Page

70

Number of Pages

8

ISSN

0736-5829

Location

United States of America

Publisher

Human Kinetics

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Ball State University; Edith Cowan University; Institute for Health and Social Science Research (IHSSR); Pennsylvania State University;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Adapted physical activity quarterly.