physically active lifestyles. My third recommendation is to study youth sport motivation using a multidisciplinary approach—considering myriad systems, factors, and variables influencing young people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The 40-year anniversary conference was, in part, multidisciplinary by
Royal E. Wohl, Park Lockwood and Kathy Ure
Chronic disease is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. One-half of U.S. adults have at least one chronic disease condition and 25% have multiple chronic conditions that can lead to a restriction in an ability to do basic daily living activities. Low-income adults have a high incidence of chronic disease that increases with aging due to ongoing psychological stress, higher risk exposure, less healthy living conditions, and limited access to health services. Community-based wellness programs, in collaboration with academic institutions, can serve this population by providing access to health services, quality educational and activity-based experiences, and continual assessment and support. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the expertise of numerous faculty, students, and staff can be used to help mitigate a myriad of health conditions presented by this population. This article shares one university’s creation, development, and delivery of an on-campus, multidisciplinary community wellness program for low-income adults.
Corinne Reid, Evan Stewart and Greg Thorne
Elite sport is following in the footsteps of other human service industries with the flurried development of multidisciplinary support teams. It is increasingly common for elite level teams to have several assistant coaches, team doctors (and medical specialist network), physiotherapists, physiologists, rehabilitation trainers, psychologists, and even more recently ACE (Athlete Career and Education) officers. While the potential for comprehensive athlete servicing is obvious, the potential for working at cross-purposes has also become apparent. This paper will reflect on the authors’ experiences of developing multidisciplinary sport science teams at the elite sporting level. Systems Theory is used as a framework for considering some of the pitfalls and challenges that confront “off-field teams” in facilitating excellence in sporting performance.
Ashley A. Fenner, Erin K. Howie, Leon M. Straker and Martin S. Hagger
The current study explored whether a multidisciplinary family-based intervention underpinned by self-determination theory could enhance perceptions of parent need support, autonomous motivation, and quality of life in overweight and obese adolescents. Using a staggered-entry waitlist-period control design, adolescents (n = 56) were assessed at baseline and preintervention (within-participant control), immediately following intervention, and at 3, 6, and 12 month follow-ups. Parents were trained in need-supportive behaviors within the broader context of an 8-week multidisciplinary intervention attended jointly with adolescents. Following intervention, significant improvements were demonstrated in adolescent perceptions of parent need support, autonomous motivation, and quality of life, and changes were maintained at the 1-year follow-up. Mediation analyses revealed changes in perceptions of parent need support predicted changes in quality of life indirectly via changes in autonomous motivation. Findings suggest overweight and obese adolescents are likely to benefit from multidisciplinary family-based interventions that aim to train parents in need-supportive behaviors.
Shane Pill, Brendon Hyndman, Brendan SueSee and John Williams
by providing a unique multidisciplinary perspective on two cases of teacher adoption of digital game design principles. The use of digital game design principles, such as levels of complexity and reward systems, is an emerging pedagogical approach in games and sport teaching in PE proposed as an
Jenny H. Conviser, Amanda Schlitzer Tierney and Riley Nickols
preserves health and minimizes deleterious effects of disordered-eating behaviors (DEBs) and EDs. In this discussion, best practices for treatment of athletes with DEBs and EDs are summarized including the structure of a multidisciplinary treatment team (MDTT) and key components of ED treatment including
John Cairney, Tia Kiez, E. Paul Roetert and Dean Kriellaars
Whitehead, then we run the risk of missing an opportunity to embrace a more multidisciplinary perspective on the construct and therefore close off other ways of knowing and researching it. Deploying multidisciplinary lenses to investigate the physical literacy construct as both process and state should lead
Haylee U. Mercado and John Grady
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