Well-being and Quality of Life in People with Disabilities Practicing Sports, Athletes with Disabilities, and Para-athletes: Insights from a Critical Review of the Literature


Publication Type  
Authors  Luca Puce, Patrick Mbah Okwen,  Mirabel Nain Yuh, Gloria Akah Ndum Okwen,  Rigobert Hanny Pambe Miong,  Jude Dzevela Kong, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi.
Deposit Date 08 February 2023 
Source https://www.frontiersin.org/journals/psychology/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1071656/full 


The research paper titled "Well-being and quality of life in people with disabilities practicing sports, athletes with disabilities, and para-athletes: Insights from a critical review of the literature" aims to provide insights into the subjective and objective well-being and quality of life among disabled individuals participating in sports, athletes with disabilities, and para-athletes. The paper discusses the multi-dimensional nature of global well-being (GWB) and explores the subjective perspective, comprised of subjective hedonic well-being (SHWB) and the objective perspective, defined in terms of quality of life indicators. The paper reviews the literature on the well-being of disabled individuals practising sports, athletes with disabilities, and para-athletes and emphasizes the gaps in current knowledge that require further research. It highlights the unique stressors faced by these individuals and the need for high-quality, large-scale investigations to better understand their well-being. The paper also addresses the challenges and limitations in the existing research on this topic and suggests future research directions to elucidate the relationship between practising sports and well-being outcomes in the disabled population from a more multi-dimensional and longitudinal perspective. Furthermore, the paper emphasizes the need for a person-centred framework, comprehensive and theoretically grounded health-related constructs, and objective measures to understand and improve the well-being and functioning of disabled individuals participating in sports.