'There's nothing I can't do - I just put my mind to anything and I can do it': a qualitative analysis of how children with chronic disease and their parents account for and manage physical activity
MacDougall, Colin James
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The results of this study suggest that for these children and young people, having a chronic disease was not perceived as a barrier to participation in organised sport and recreational activities. They were physically active and perceived themselves to be no different from their peers. Their positive beliefs were shared by their parents and the level of participation described was enabled by the high level of parental support and background planning involved in managing their child's health care needs.