Paralympic Classification: Conceptual Basis, Current Methods, and Research Update

@article{Tweedy2014ParalympicCC,
  title={Paralympic Classification: Conceptual Basis, Current Methods, and Research Update},
  author={Sean M. Tweedy and Emma M. Beckman and Mark J. Connick},
  journal={PM\&R},
  year={2014},
  volume={6}
}
Paralympic classification systems aim to promote participation in sport by people with disabilities by controlling for the impact of impairment on the outcome of competition. Valid systems of classification ensure that successful athletes are those who have the most advantageous combination of anthropometric, physiological, and/or psychological attributes, and who have enhanced them to the best effect. Classification systems that are not valid pose a significant threat to Paralympic sport and… Expand
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