International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2020, Vol. 5 Issue 1, Part A
An appraisement of self-perceived and measured Low back flexibility of visually and hearing impaired Childrens of Karnataka state
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Nagaraja S, Dr. Gajanana Prabhu B and Dr. Prakash S.M
In India the Persons with disabilities Act 1995 came into force to ensure equal opportunities, protection of rights, rehabilitation and employment to the people with disabilities and their participation in nation building. It also provides for education, vocational training, research, reservation, creation of barrier free environment and housing. Important provisions under the act are early detection and prevention of disabilities; comprehensive and special education; Employment; Non-discrimination in the society; research and manpower development; affirmative action; social security and grievance redressal. The cause of the present investigation was to measure the low back flexibility of visually and hearing impaired childrens of Karnataka state. Further the level of perception on low back flexibility was also correlated with their actual status. The present study was conducted on 414 visually and hearing impaired school going childrens selected through purposive random sampling technique. The study included visually impaired children (N=243) and hearing impaired children (N=171) in male category. All the subjects were residents of special schools within Karnataka state. Their age ranged between thirteen to eighteen years. The low back flexibility was done by following the standard procedure and level of perception on low back flexibility of visually and hearing impaired school childrens was done using a 3 point likert scale. The low back flexibility of 13 to 14 years with 25.39 ± 4.82; 27.44 ± 4.98 in 15 to 16 years; and 28.42 ± 5.75 in 17 to 18 years. On the basis of the findings of the present investigation it is concluded that the visually and hearing impaired school going children poor low back flexibility is an indication of low physical fitness level. Further, the visually and hearing impaired school children under investigation are unable to significantly moderate positive linear relationship their low back flexibility in particular.
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Dr. Nagaraja S, Dr. Gajanana Prabhu B, Dr. Prakash S.M. An appraisement of self-perceived and measured Low back flexibility of visually and hearing impaired Childrens of Karnataka state . Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2020;5(1):08-11.