The study consisted of two activities:
Activity 1: We updated a literature review on health promotion programs for children with disabilities and selected the information specifically aimed at adolescents.
Activity 2: We sent a Canada-wide online survey to children’s treatment centres and community organizations offering programs to youth with disabilities. The survey was completed by clinicians, managers and community service providers. We asked for information about any health promotion programs designed for adolescents with physical disabilities and opinions on effective program features.
The findings from both activities were combined so that we could identify the important things to think about when developing a health promotion program for adolescents with physical disabilities.