A Study of Participation in the Game of Golf by Persons with Disabilities and Persons Who are Aging

About the study:

A number of important events have occurred in recent years such as the invention or improvement of assistive devices for use in golf; development of ADA guidelines for recreation facilities including golf facilities; and an increase in the number of organizations promoting golf for persons with disabilities. While one might assume that facilitators to pursuing golf have increased and barriers may have decreased, there is a need to determine the level of participation in golf by persons with disabilities, and what helps or hinders one's interest in pursuing the game.
This research is being conducted by Drs. Sherril York and Kiboum Kim at the National Center on Accessibility at Indiana University, in partnership with the Wadsworth Golf Charities Foundation. The study will be conducted using an on-line survey available via the Internet.

Who will be study participants?

Individuals with disabilities, and person who are aging who have health conditions can take part in the study.

Individuals with disabilities must be:

  1. At least 18 years of age or older
  2. Currently residing in the United States.

Individuals who are aging must be:

  1. At least 55 years of age or older
  2. Currently residing in the United States and
  3. Have a health-related condition

What is the project about?

A survey asking a variety of questions related to the past, current and future interest in pursuing the game of golf and barriers to that participation will be available online or in alternate format upon request. 
The survey takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. There is no cost to participate in this study. If you choose to complete the paper version, prepaid return envelopes will be provided.
You can access the survey through this web address:http://ncaonline.org/golfsurvey 

Further questions?

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the project, please contact Sherril York (812) 856-4422 or shyork@indiana.edu

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