Effect of intellectual impairment on basketball game-related statistics

Pinilla Arbex, Javier and Pérez Tejero, Javier and Van Biesen, Debbie and Vanlandewijck, Yves (2016). Effect of intellectual impairment on basketball game-related statistics. "Collegium Antropologicum", v. 40 (n. 4); pp. 279-284. ISSN 1848-9486.


Title: Effect of intellectual impairment on basketball game-related statistics
  • Pinilla Arbex, Javier
  • Pérez Tejero, Javier
  • Van Biesen, Debbie
  • Vanlandewijck, Yves
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Collegium Antropologicum
Date: 2016
ISSN: 1848-9486
Volume: 40
Freetext Keywords: intellectual disability, eligibility, classifi cation, para-sport
Faculty: Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte (INEF) (UPM)
Department: Salud y Rendimiento Humano
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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The purpose of this study was to analyze the infl uence of intellectual impairment (II) on game-related statistics which best contribute to success in basketball. Offi cial game-related statistics were gathered from 6 male teams (n = 63 players)during the 13 games played in the World II-Basketball Championships (Ankara 2013). Variables were normalized to 100 ball possessions and descriptive statistics were calculated. To identify which variables contributed best to success, a discriminant analysis was performed. The obtained structural coeffi cients (SC) from this analysis indicated 2-pt successful │SC = –0.65│, assists │SC = –0.61│, steals │SC = –0.41│ and offensive rebounds │SC = –0.32│ as variables which best contributed to success. Results were compared with previous studies in able-bodied (AB) basketball. Assists and 2-point successful were discriminant variables to success in II and AB-competitions; however, defensive rebounds discriminated in many AB but not in II-competitions. In addition, steals and offensive rebounds were only discriminant in II-competitions. Relevancy of assists refl ected the importance of teamwork in both AB and II-competitions; however, the lower shooting effi ciency of II-players suggests possible limitations on decision making capacity or offensive tactics. Consequently, second opportunities to score (offensive rebounds) and scoring under low defensive pressure (fast-break after a steal); seem to take relevance to increase 2-point successful in II-players. These fi ndings confi rm the negative infl uence of II on basketball game-related statistics. This is a fi rst step needed to develop evidence-based eligibility systems for this sport according to the position of the International Paralympic Committee regarding classifi cation.

Funding Projects

Government of SpainDEP2012-33649UnspecifiedUnspecifiedDesarrollo de herramientas de evaluación de la inteligencia deportiva: aplicaciones al sistema internacional de elegilibilidad en baloncesto para discapacitados intelectuales

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Item ID: 45183
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/45183/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:45183
Official URL: http://www.collantropol.hr/antropo/article/view/1438
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 14 Jun 2017 08:35
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2019 08:24
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