Sports activities and satisfaction of living of men after cervical spinal cord injury
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Department of Special Physical Education, The Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education in Katowice, Poland
Department of Physiological and Medical Sciences, The Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education in Katowice, Poland
Anna Zwierzchowska   

Department of Special Physical Education, The Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education, Mikołowska 72a, 40-065 Katowice, Poland.
Submission date: 2016-12-08
Acceptance date: 2017-03-29
Online publication date: 2017-06-30
Publication date: 2019-12-20
Pol. Ann. Med. 2017;24(2):205–208
Life satisfaction is a notion often combined with mental wellbeing, happiness, and contentment. This type of satisfaction directly influences the quality of life.

The aim of the study was to assess life satisfaction of men with the cervical spinal cord injury (CSCI), wheelchair rugby players (WR) against a control group.

Material and methods:
The study was conducted among 36 men after CSCI. The research tool was a questionnaire of life satisfaction LiSat-9 evaluator life as a whole and some of its components.

Significantly higher average life satisfaction component was identified among ‘high point’ (HP) players (4.7) compared to the value of the average result among ‘low point’ (LP) players (3.9) and among the inactive in sports (4.0).

The results concerning self-reported life satisfaction obtained in our study are at substantially lower level compared to other studies of European populations. Low incomes represent a significant barrier to social life, contributing to the reduction in the level of self-reported life satisfaction of SCI men.

The age and athletic activity of the study participants is a key factor of live satisfaction.

We are grateful to the participants for their time and effort. The study was supported by the statutory funding from the The Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education in Katowice.
The authors declare no conflict of interest.
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