Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2021

365  The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley  (84661)

Principal Investigator: Wang, Lin

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 30,000

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): No

Start and End Dates: 2/3/21 - 6/30/21

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: N/A

Department, Center, School, or Institute: Health & Human Performance

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: Special Olympics Athletes Fitness Assessment

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: Special Olympics, Inc.

CFDA: N/A

Program Title: N/A

Note:

A. Obtain Institutional Review Board approval (or exemption) to conduct evaluation; B. Work collaboratively with Special Olympics Area One Office to recruit participants for the evaluation and obtain informed consent; C. Collect data on demographics, healthcare utilization, and health status (e.g., weight, blood pressure, social/emotional wellness, and health behaviors, including physical activity), using tools provided by SOI, on: i. As many as 150 athletes participating in ongoing Special Olympics health and wellness programming between January 1, 2021 and March 2021. Data should be collected on each participant at three different time points (each a “Deliverable”): (1) before participation in health and wellness programming; (2) immediately upon completion of programming; and (3) several weeks/months after completion of programming. If feasible, passive tracking of physical activity should be considered in addition to self-reported activity for accurately capturing objective physical activity data. ii. As many as 100 athletes participating is Special Olympics sports programming, but not in ongoing Special Olympics health and wellness programming. Data should be collected on each participant at two time points (before the sports season begins and again after it ends). If feasible, passive tracking of physical activity should be considered in addition to self-reported activity for accurately capturing objective physical activity data. iii. Potential additional data collection from athletes and others with intellectual disabilities, families, and coaches, and health professionals, to be agreed to with Special Olympics Program (e.g., evaluation of Healthy Athletes events or Family advocacy trainings) D. Collaboratively develop publications and resources including data with Sponsor; and E. Attend or designee attend an in-person or online training in summer 2020 (September 9, 2020) held by Sponsor to collaboratively establish evaluation plan.

Discussion: No discussion notes

 

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