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Slide RESEARCH PROJECTS

Implementation of supervised physical exercise programmes for people with cancer. Barriers and facilitators of the BIZI ORAIN programme.

The main objective of the BIZI ORAIN Research Programme, currently underway, is to evaluate the effectiveness of a supervised physical exercise programme for people with cancer. The achievement of this objective requires the development of a qualitative evaluation to ascertain the perspectives of the different agents involved in the programme (patients, community representatives, health professionals and managers), which is the ultimate aim of this project. This qualitative evaluation aims to generate knowledge about communication and cooperation strategies between health and community organisations so that patients can continue to do physical exercise, autonomously, at the end of the programme supervision period (which lasts three months) in their neighbourhood or municipality, taking advantage of the available resources (sports centres, gyms, green routes…).

The project involves different companies and agents such as Biocruces, University of Deusto, cancer patient associations (AECC and Pausoz Pauso), connection with the community (Etxebarri sports centre and GaituzSport) and cancer patients. The project has been funded under the call for Aid for Health Research and Development Projects of the Basque Government’s Department of Health. Call 2021.

AktiBATU

Intelligent platform for predicting the benefits of physical activity in special populations.

AktiBATU consists of a cloud platform for managing data related to the health and physical activity of cancer patients, elderly people and people with disabilities and/or health disorders, as well as an advanced data analysis module (using Artificial Intelligence techniques). This platform will be offered to patients, doctors and specialists in physical activity, in order to improve the integration and management of the different data sources, as well as to facilitate access to this information with added value.

AktiBATU is carried out in consortium with other companies (AVALON, OSASUNA MUGIMENDUA KONTROLA SL and Miranda Foundation) and members of the RVCTI (University of Deusto (e-Vida, HealthPASS) and Biocruces) and has been funded under the HAZITEK 2020 call. Business R&D support programme of the Basque Government’s Department of Economic Development, Sustainability and Environment. GaituzSport’s work in AktiBATU focuses on developing content and information related to disability and health disorders.

DESING AMD DEVELOPMENT OF A TECHNOLOGICAL ARCHITECTURE TO FACILITATE SUPPORT RESOURCES FOR THE INCLUSIVE PARTICIPATION OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND/OR HEALTH DISORDERS IN THE COMMUNITY CONTEXT.

ANALYSIS ON INCLUSION OF THE DISABLED IN ACTIVITY CONTEXTS.

Slide SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

Work carried out by Sheila Romero, Xabier Leizea and Juan Jauregizar (GaituzSport) in the journal Acción motriz, indexed in the DOAJ and DIALNET databases and rated with the letter C in Dialnet.

Work carried out by Begoña García Zapirain, Aurora Madariaga, Amaia Mendez (University of Deusto) and Sheila Romero (GaituzSport), in the proceedings of the 8th Congress of the Spanish Social Policy Network (REPS): Caring for life, guaranteeing inclusion, living together in diversity: consensus and challenges.

Work carried out by Sandra Solaguren-Beascoa (Sport and Health Research Centre, University of Granada) and Sheila Romero (GaituzSport) in the Revista de Estilos de Aprendizaje, indexed in the Emerging Source Citation Index database.

Work carried out by Sandra Solaguren-Beascoa (Sport and Health Research Centre, University of Granada) and Sheila Romero (GaituzSport) in the Revista de Estilos de Aprendizaje, indexed in the Emerging Source Citation Index database.

Work carried out by Elena Alonso (GaituzSport), Javier Yanci and Aitor Iturricastillo (UPV), in the Revista iberoamericana de ciencias de la actividad física y el deporte, indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index database. 

Work carried out by Sheila Romero, Xabier Leizea, Silvia Zobarán, Ander Martín, Sandra Solaguren-Beascoa and Juan Jauregizar (GaituzSport), in the book of the Proceedings of the 7th Conference on activity and sport in the Basque Country: The inevitable adaptation of the sports (eco)system. 

Work carried out by Xabier Leizea, Silvia Zobarán and Juan Jauregizar (GaituzSport), in the book of the Proceedings of the 7th Conference on activity and sport in the Basque Country: The inevitable adaptation of the sports (eco)system. 

Work carried out by Sheila Romero (GaituzSport), together with Idurre Lazcano and Aurora Madariaga (University of Deusto) and Douglas Kleiber (University of Georgia), in the World Leisure Journal, located in the first quartile of the Scopus database.

Work carried out by Sheila Romero (GaituzSport), together with Ioseba Iraurgi and Aurora Madariaga (University of Deusto) and Duarte Araujo (University of Lisbon), in the prestigious journal Heliyon.

Paper by Sheila Romero (GaituzSport), together with Aurora Madariaga and Idurre Lazcano (University of Deusto) and Liana Romera (Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo, Brazil), in the Revista de Ciencias Sociales.

Age & Dependence, does the most dependent population access leisure?

Paper by Sheila Romero (GaituzSport), together with Aurora Madariaga and Ibon Oleagordia (Deusto University), as part of the paper Social & Educational Representations of Leisure, Documentation of Leisure Studies (Deusto University).

Paper by Xabier Leizea (GaituzSport) and Clementina Sevilla (Demuporsa) in the work.

Transversal Value of Sport

Slide CONGRESSES & SESSIONS

1ST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON INCLUSIVE SURFING

March 2022

Xabier Leizea (GaituzSport) took part in the round table discussion Surf inclusivo como herramienta de salud, talking about inclusive surfing experiences carried out by GaituzSport.

VII Congreso de la Actividad Física y el Deporte en Euskadi: La inevitable adaptación del (eco)sistema deportivo

December 2021
Sheila Romero, researcher at Gaituzsport, presented the communication KIPREST. Una arquitectura tecnológica para digitalizar los recursos de apoyo a la participación inclusiva de las personas con discapacidad y/o alteraciones de salud en los servicios deportivos municipales y sanitarios. Work carried out with the technical and management team of Gaituzsport: Xabier Leizea, Silvia Zobarán, Ander Martín, Sandra Solaguren-Beascoa and Juan Jauregizar.
The communication showed the progress of Kiprest, an app whose purpose is to create an information and service system for people with disabilities and/or health problems who do some kind of sport. The key to achieving inclusive participation lies in offering the necessary support resources that each person needs in relation to the physical-sporting activity to be carried out.

VII Congreso de la Actividad Física y el Deporte en Euskadi: La inevitable adaptación del (eco)sistema deportivo

December 2021

Sheila Romero (researcher at Gaituzsport) presented the communication La ola de la inclusión: experiencias inclusivas en el surf, a work carried out with the rest of the technical and management team of Gaituzsport: Xabier Leizea, Silvia Zobarán and Juan Jauregizar.

Given the benefits of surfing for everyone, there are also modalities and actions adapted so that people with disabilities can enjoy this sport freely and like the rest of the population without disabilities. This communication has shown the support resources carried out within the FederArte festival held on 5 beaches in Gipuzkoa in 2019, showing that full inclusion can also be carried out in a sport that takes place in a natural context.  

III International Congress on Social and Educational Inclusion (CIISE 21)

June 2021

Aurora Madariaga (University of Deusto) presented the communication Ocio y mujer joven con discapacidad ¿Una realidad incluida?, a work done with Sheila Romero, GaituzSport researcher. The communication showed the complexity of approaching and knowing the reality of leisure and women, the leisure of young women and in an even more complicated way: the leisure of young women with disabilities. From the data of a study, the authors showed that the main leisure practice for young women with disabilities is sports, they themselves organize their own leisure and the place of practice is usually the home, the association or in community.

CSE Conference 2021, Challenges in Education

June 2021

Sandra Solaguren-Beaskoa, GaituzSport Technical Area,  and Sheila Romero, GaituzSport researcher, presented the communication Análisis de los Procesos Motivacionales en el aula de Educación Física: Propuesta de intervención de Unidad Didáctica de Educación Física Inclusiva a través del enfoque de la Pedagogía de la CooperaciónIn the presentation, the authors made an analysis of the Motivational Processes and the satisfaction of the Basic Psychological Learning Needs of adolescents in Physical Education sessions; finally making a proposal for a Didactic Unit of Inclusive Physical Education to promote the development of these processes and promote the satisfaction of these needs.

VII Congreso Red Española de Política Social (REPS).

March 2021

Sheila Romero and Xabier Leizea presented a communication entitled Kiprest: Diseño y desarrollo de una arquitectura tecnológica facilitadora de los recursos de apoyo para la participación inclusiva de las personas con discapacidad y/o alteraciones de la salud en los servicios deportivos. In this presentation, the authors showed the first steps in the development and content of Kiprest, also indicating the current status of the project.

VVII Congreso Red Española de Política Social (REPS).

March 2021

Sheila Romero presented the communication El ocio como elemento de inclusión en personas con fragilidad cognitiva, a work carried out with Begoña Zapirain, Aurora Madariaga and Amaia Méndez. The communication has shown the importance of leisure as a factor of inclusion in all people, finally emphasizing the group of people with cognitive fragility and the keys to their inclusion.

Webinar ‘Disability – Inclusion – Sport’

May 2020

Organised by Kirolaren Euskal Eskola and imparted by Xabier Leizea, GaituzSport General Co-ordinator and Kirolene Teacher.

Football & Inclusion Session

December 2019

Xabier Leizea, GaituzSport General Co-ordinator gave a Master Class on inclusion in the field of sports during the Sessions organised by Kirolene, with GaituzSport, and held in Durango.

Kirolinnova 2019

April 2019

Silvia Zobarán, GaituzSport Technical Area Manager leadered a work table on ‘Strategies to increase participation of the disabled in sporting activities’ at the 2019 Kiroinnova sessions in Getxo.

International Congress on Sports in Large Cities

March 2019

Xabier Leizea, the Foundation General Co-ordinator took part in an international congress on sport in large cities, in Barcelona with a speech on the inclusive municipal offer – GaituzSport Experience

GaituzSport Experience ‘Inclusive Municipal Offer’

‘Eskolaabian: inklusioa eta berdintasunarenbidea’ Session

March 2019

Xabier Leizea, the Foundation General Co-ordinator took part in the Eskolaabian: Inklusioaren eta berdintasunarenbidean Session with the speech ‘Resources for inclusion in physical education’. The meeting was held at Euskalduna Palace, Bilbao.