National Physical Activity Monitoring (NPAM) Study

National Physical Activity Monitoring (NPAM) Study


The purpose of this study is to look at the current trends in physical activity among youth (ages 12 to 21) with physical disabilities across Canada.

Participate in this study

Participate in our study looking at the current trends of physical activity among youth with physical disabilities.

Who can participate

Youth ages 12 to 21 with physical disabilities anywhere across Canada.

What's Involved

Participation will involve two telephone interviews where you will be asked to recall the activities you did the day before. Each interview will last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. There will also be two short surveys about parental support and motivation to be physically active. For those who are interested, you will also wear an activity measuring device (i.e. an accelerometer) for a 7 day period for at least 10 hours a day. This will track your movement for one week.


December 31 2016

Interested in participating

If you are interested in participating in this study or have additional questions, please contact Ritu Sharma at with your interest, and they will get back to you shortly. Contacting us does not obligate you or your child to participate in this study.

Funding Agency

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) - the Canadian Disability Participation Project

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