Níveis de Estresse Apresentados por Pessoas com Deficiência Motora, Praticantes ou não de Paradesporto
Keywords:Parathletes, People with Disabilities, Emotional Stress (DeCS)
The present study aimed to evaluate the influence of parasports on the stress of people with motor disabilities. This cross-sectional quantitative study was conducted with 39 para-athletes ( = 30.9 ± 11.7 years) and 10 non-athletes with motor disabilities ( = 31.6 ± 9.3 years). Stress was assessed through the application of the LIPP ISLL Questionnaire. The nonparametric Mann-Whitney test was applied for intergroup comparisons of continuous variables. Pearson's chi-square test was used for discrete and/or nominal variables, with a significance level of p < 0.05 to reject the null hypothesis. Results: Para-athletes had a better quality of life than non-athletes (∆% = 12.97%, p = 0.02), the former reaching an overall index of 14.20, classifying them as high (above 14 points). This result is mainly due to ISSL, which categorizes the studied sample into five categories: no stress; Alert; Resistance, Near Exhaustion, and Exhaustion, which indicates a prevalence of (69%) of the state of No Stress, with a predominance of the parasports group (∆% = 16.4%).
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