ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Oct. 10, 2020
Quality of Life of Parents and Behavioral Aspects of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Nure Naznin, Md. Obaidul Haque, Akhi Akter, Sultana Nasreen, Md. Shahoriar Ahmed
Page no 169-182
Background: Parent quality of life refers to the degree to which parent of individuals of children with disabilities are able to meet their basic needs, enjoy time together, and pursue leisure interests and activities. Children with ASD causes stress in the family, most especially among parents, consequently affecting parental quality of life (QOL). Objective: Our objective was to identify the quality of life among the parents of children with autism spectrum disorder and behavioural aspects of children with autism spectrum disorder. Methods: This paper describes the QOL of parents and behavioural aspects of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) by using a quantitative method design. The participants are parents of children with ASD (n=153) and were asked to answer the World Health Organization Quality of Life-Brief (WHOQOL-BREF) Questionnaire Bengali Version and The Nisonger Child Behavior Rating Form (NCBRF). The WHOQOL-BREF was used to assess parental QOL while the Nisonger Child Behavior Rating Form (NCBRF) was used to assess the child’s social behavior/ competence and problem behavior, demographic data were also obtained. Results: The result identified the significant association between parent’s quality of life (physical domain, psychological domain, social domain and environment domain) with all the characteristics of children with ASDs problem behavior as conduct problem, anxious, hyperactive, stereotypic and self-isolated. The result showed that positive weak correlation between parent’s quality of life (physical health, psychological, social relationships and environment) with children with ASD’s social behavior (0 <rs<0.25). Conclusion: For the problem behavior (conduct problem, insecure, hyperactive, self-injury and overly sensitive) of the children with ASD showed the positive correlation with respondent four domains of quality of life except self-isolation.
REVIEW ARTICLE | Oct. 10, 2020
Building a Culture of Health: A Committee Approach to Wellness
Kelsey McEntyre, Jesse D. Brock, Colin G. Pennington, Andrew A. Wolfe, Kayla Peak, Stephanie Nelson
Page no 183-186
REVIVE, a committee of eight employees within the School of Kinesiology at Tarleton State University, focuses on promoting healthy lifestyles for employees. In an effort to promote interest in all dimensions of wellness, REVIVE offers a variety of events including, but not limited to: health screenings, information sessions, personal training, outdoor outings, exercise videos, and a walking program.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Oct. 16, 2020
Physiological and Anthropometric Characteristics of Amateur Women in the Kenya Rugby Union
Anthony Muchiri Wangui, Edwin Kadima Wamukoya, Micky Oloo Olutende
Page no 193-198
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Oct. 10, 2020
Compression of Elbow Angle between Tribal and Non-Tribal School Boys in Acceleration Phase during 100 Meter Sprinting
Debasish Mandal, Dr. Ashoke Kumar Biswas
Page no 187-192
Differences of cultural and physical activity of daily life are found between tribal and non-tribal community in India. Tribal group also called ethnic group of community other than tribal community people call non-tribal people. The present research study was to find out front and rear arm elbow angle and compare them in acceleration phase for tribal and non-tribal school boys. Total 120 tribal and non-tribal school boys were selected as subject. The subject was divided the age groups i.e., 10-11 yrs., 12-13 yrs. and 14-15 yrs. each age group consists 20 tribal and 20 non-tribal boys. The videography was done during 100 m sprinting. The front and rear arm elbow angle analyzed from video graphic movement by Kinovea 0.8.15 Motion analysis software. The average front arm elbow angle of (10-11) yrs., (12-13) yrs. and (14-15) yrs. tribal boys were 77.000, 78.000 and 81.600 whereas non-tribal boys were 78.850, 81.350 and 85.900 respectively. The front arm elbow angle in acceleration phase increased with increase of age for both tribal and non-tribal boys and front arm elbow angle increased towards the 900 tribal and non-tribal sections. Similarly, the rear arm elbow angle for (10-11) yrs., (12-13) yrs. and (14-15) yrs. tribal boys were 112.250, 105.550 and 113.450 whereas non-tribal boys were 111.050, 110.100 and 108.000 respectively. The rear arm elbow angle decreased with increase of age for tribal and non-tribal groups except one tribal group. The rear arm elbow angle was more than the 900 and it occur 105.550 to 113.450 for tribal whereas 108.000 to 111.050 for non-tribal boys. The difference between tribal and non-tribal school boys for front and rear arm elbow angle was not statistically significant at 0.05 level of significant.