Results and SWOT Analysis of the 2022 Hong Kong Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents With Special Educational Needs

Cindy H P Sit, Wendy Y J Huang, Stephen H S Wong, Martin C S Wong, Raymond K W Sum, Venus M H Li

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Following the 2019 Hong Kong Para Report Card, the 2022 Hong Kong Para Report Card aimed to provide an updated and evidence-based assessment for nine indicators related to physical activity in children and adolescents with special educational needs and to assess the results using a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis.

METHODS: Using a systematic process, the best available data on nine indicators were searched from the past 10 years and were assessed by a research work group. Letter grades were assigned and considered by stakeholders and auditors.

RESULTS: Four indicators were assigned a letter grade (overall physical activity: F [mixed device-measured and self-reported data]; sedentary behaviors: D [device-measured data]; active transportation: D-; government strategies & investment: C+). SWOT analysis highlighted opportunities for facilitating children and adolescents with special educational needs to achieve health recommendations.

CONCLUSION: There were deteriorating trends in physical activity and sedentary behaviors. Effective, multilevel, and cross-sector interventions are recommended to promote active behavior in children and adolescents with special educational needs.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAdapted Physical Activity Quarterly
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 19 Sep 2022

User-Defined Keywords

  • sedentary behavior
  • disability
  • young people
  • special schools
  • Para Report Card

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