Contact person:
Anna-Carin Aho
  • Malmö University
  • The National Association for Disabled Children and Adolescents (RBU)
Responsible at Malmö University:
Anna-Carin Aho
Project members:
Time frame:
01 June 2019 - 31 December 2021
Research subject:

About the project

Electric hockey is a team sport developed for persons with physical disabilities. The sport came to Sweden in 2000 but is still unknown to many. There is also a lack of knowledge if electric hockey have any health-promoting importance for persons who play and their next of kin. In order to increase the knowledge about electric hockey and its importance from a health perspective, the overall purpose of this study is to describe experiences of electric hockey, from the perspectives of persons playing and their next of kin.

The study has a qualitative descriptive design. Data collection is performed through focus group interviews. People who play electric hockey and their relatives are interviewed in separate groups. Individual interviews are conducted if any participant so wishes. Increased knowledge of electric hockey and its importance from a health perspective could inspire more persons to try this sport, which can contribute to development of the field of electric hockey. With increased knowledge, healthcare professionals can inform about electric hockey to recipients of care.