Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Health Outcomes of Special Olympics Athletes as Compared to Nonathletes
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI, USA
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI, USA
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI, USA
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI, USA
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI, USA
Article Information
Advocacy / Health and Wellness / Intellectual Disabilities / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Health Outcomes of Special Olympics Athletes as Compared to Nonathletes
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505119. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO3014
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505119. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO3014
Abstract

Date Presented 04/04/19

Special Olympics athletes are individuals with intellectual disabilities who participate in sports training and competition to encourage their development of physical fitness and life skills. In addition, Special Olympics regularly conducts health promotion programming. Health outcomes between Special Olympic athletes and nonathletes with intellectual disabilities were compared using a state-wide Medicaid data set to determine potential benefits of participation in Special Olympics.

Primary Author and Speaker: Karla Ausderau

Additional Authors and Speakers: Brittany St. John, Elisabeth Hladik, Holly Romaniak, Muhammad Al-Heizan