A Comparison Between the Psychological Profiles of Wheelchair Athletes, Wheelchair Nonathletes, and Able-Bodied Athletes

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Wheelchair athletics, designed for individuals who have a severe, permanent disability of the lower extremities, is a relatively new phenomenon that has grown rapidly during the past three decades. Despite a modest beginning in England in 1944, thousands of wheelchair athletes currently participate internationally in competitive sports.


Sport Participation Psychological Profile Athletic Competition Athletic Participation Wheelchair Athlete 
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