Physical Activity in the Lives of Three Mentally Handicapped Adults

  • A. D. Tilley
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Since many mentally handicapped people (MHP) return to the community from institutions, their abilities and need for physical activity (PA) becomes of increasing interest to adapted physical activity educators. Now, attention is being paid to individual interests, leisure education, and leisure counseling (Hunter 1987; Taylor 1987). Also, through qualitative research studies on the lives of MHP we begin to know how leisure and physical activity is viewed by them (Dudley 1983; Edgerton 1984; Heshusius 1981; Langness and Levine 1986).


Physical Activity Eating Disorder Movie Theater Ment Retard Qualitative Research Study 
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