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Title: Narrowing the Definition of Social Inclusion in Sport for People with Disabilities through a Scoping Review
Authors: Pečnikar Oblak, Viktorija
Campos, Maria João 
Lemos, Susana
Rocha, Micaela
Ljubotina, Predrag
Poteko, Kaja
Kárpáti, Orsolya
Farkas, Judit
Perényi, Szilvia
Kustura, Urška
Massart, Alain Guy Marie 
Doupona, Mojca
Keywords: athletes; disability; vulnerable people; policy; practice
Issue Date: 14-Aug-2023
Publisher: MDPI
Project: ERASMUS-SPORT-2021-SCP Meter Matters Project, ID: 101050372 
Serial title, monograph or event: Healthcare (Switzerland)
Volume: 11
Issue: 16
Abstract: The concept and practice of social inclusion in sport are still undefined, causing confusion both in the field of sport policy and practice. According to the United Nations (UN), a conceptual and analytical work on what constitutes inclusion is needed. Therefore, this study aims to define social inclusion in sport for people with disabilities by reviewing the existing literature. Using a scoping review framework, articles related to a possible definition of social inclusion in sport or to the elements of this definition were reviewed. For the eighteen (18) articles selected, the focus was on 152 statements, which were grouped into 6 main categories, namely: policy (29), fundamental conditions (28), key elements (30), soft skills (20), field gaps (31), and best practices (14). Ten keywords were extracted from each of the six categories using the free online program All 60 keywords were then compared with each other. After deleting the duplicates, 24 keywords remained, which were classified into five major categories: (1) key people, (2) key environments, (3) key ways to use, (4) key benefits, and (5) key barriers, in order to create a descriptive definition of social inclusion in sport for people with disabilities that can contribute to the goals of the UN 2030 Agenda. In addition to the definition, relevant issues were also raised for in-depth discussion and further research.
ISSN: 2227-9032
DOI: 10.3390/healthcare11162292
Rights: openAccess
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