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The differences in physical fitness levels between hearing and visually impaired students

Abdullah, Nagoor Meera and Mohamed, Mawarni and Tumijan, Wahidah and Parnabas, Vincent and Ponnusamy, Vellapandian and Mohamed Shapie, Mohamed Nizam and Omar Fauzee, Mohd Sofian (2015) The differences in physical fitness levels between hearing and visually impaired students. In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Colloquium on Sports Science, Exercise, Engineering and Technology 2015 (ICoSSEET 2015). Springer, Singapore, pp. 203-213. ISBN 978-981-287-690-4

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The purpose of the study is to identify the differences of fitness profile between students with hearing impairment and students with visual impairment at secondary schools. A number of 62 subjects from two types of disabilities with 30 students who have hearing impairment (male = 21; female = 9) and 32 students with visual impairment (male = 18; female = 14) voluntarily participated in the study. A fitness profile was determined to identify the fitness level between two types of disabilities. Seven fitness tests were conducted on both groups such as 1600-m run test, 10-m agility run test, standing broad jump test, vertical jump test, handgrip strength test, sit and reach test, and sit-up test. The findings showed that students who are visually impaired performed better in sit-up test (36.50 ± 11.02), 1600-m run test (11.53 ± 2.26), and sit and reach test (31.09 ± 5.04) and students with hearing impairment performed better in handgrip strength test (right hand 29.27 ± 10.57) (left hand 27.48 ± 9.55), standing broad jump test (176.03 ± 43.26), and vertical jump test (40.00 ± 12.81) but with both groups showed similar strength in agility test. There was a significant difference in the sit-up test between two groups (0.0000, p ˃ 0.05), whereas other tests did not show much difference.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Physical fitness Fitness tests Visually impaired Hearing impaired Disabilities
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: School of Education & Modern Languages
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2019 01:59
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2019 01:59
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/26319

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