Effective health promotion interventions in adolescents with physical disabilities: Phase 2

Effective health promotion interventions in adolescents with physical disabilities


Our research team that wants to know more about the health promotion programs (exercise, nutrition, education, etc.) that your child has taken part in. We want to know what activities those programs offered to your child and what you liked about them. We also want you to help design new healthy lifestyle program activities. We want to know what you think is important to include in these programs. This information will help us to create new programs that are meaningful to youth.

Participate in this study

Are you interested in designing, and evaluating healthy lifestyle interventions? Consider participating in a workshop and survey-based research study about determining effective health promotion interventions in adolescents with physical disabilities.


Who can participate

  • Adolescents aged 13-21 years, living with a physical disability
  • Parents of adolescents living with a physical disability

What's Involved

Adolescent participants will take part in a one-time interactive workshop with other adolescents. Adolescent workshops will last 4h including refreshment and comfort breaks. We would also like to invite parents of youth with physical disabilities to complete a one-time survey about the health promotion programs their children have taken part in. Parent surveys should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. We will ask all participants to complete a brief demographic questionnaire as well. Youth participants will each receive a token of appreciation, ($10 gift card) to thank them for their time.



Recruitment of adolescents will conclude once 20 have been recruited for each workshop group or until the workshops are completed on Saturday October 15th. The recruitment window for parents will be closed once the youth workshops are completed.

Interested in participating

If you are interested in participating in this study or have additional questions, please contact Michelle Peters, at 416-425-6220 ext. 6550 or mpeters@hollandbloorview.ca. If you leave a message with your interest, she will respond within 72 hours. Contacting us does not obligate you or your child to participate in the study.

Funding Agency

The Centre for Leadership in Participation and Inclusion from Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital has provided funding for this study.

Learn more about this study

Please do not share any confidential information. The research team will contact you by phone or email to provide more details about this study.