Evidence-Based Classification

Aims:

  • Provide ideas to suppport and improve the classification system used for IFCPF sports by evidence-based research.
  • Develop Research questions that can be used by researchers for future research programs/proposals. Particularly related to classification of athletes that meet the current IFCPF classification rules.
  • Monitor international research of classification in paralympic sport and in particular for athletes with CP, ABI and other neurological conditions similar to the athletes that meet the minimum criteria for IFCPF classification system.
  • Establish collaborations with other research groups, individuals and/or sport federations which are working in the field of evidencedbased classification research.
  • Communication of results and reports, representing IFCPF at scientific meetings related with sports for persons with disabilities. 

 

Evidence-Based Classification:

Evidence-based classification in paralympic sport: Application to football-7-a-side

Reina, R. (2014). Evidence-based classification in paralympic sport: Application to football-7-a-side. European Journal of Human Movement, 32, 161-185.

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Change of direction ability performance in cerebral palsy football players according to functional profiles

Reina, R., Sarabia, J.M., Yanci, J., García-Vaquero, M.P., y Campayo-Piernas, M. (2016) Change of direction ability performance in cerebral palsy football players according to functional profiles. Frontiers in Physiology, 6:409. DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2015.00409

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Evaluation of the official match external load in soccer players with cerebral palsy

Yanci, J., Castillo, D., Iturricastillo, A., y Reina, R. (2017). Evaluation of the official match external load in soccer players with cerebral palsy. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 33, 866-873. DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000002085

How does the ball influence the performance of change of direction and sprint tests in para-footballers with brain impairments? Implications for evidence-based classification in CP-Football

Reina, R., Sarabia, J.M., Caballero, C., y Yanci, J. (2017). How does the ball influence the performance of change of direction and sprint tests in para-footballers with brain impairments? Implications for evidence-based classification in CP-Football. PLos One, 12(11): e0187237. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0187237

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Vertical and horizontal jump capacity in international cerebral palsy football players

Reina, R., Iturricastillo, A., Sabido, R., Campayo-Piernas, M., y Yanci, J. (2018). Vertical and horizontal jump capacity in international cerebral palsy football players. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 13, 597-603. DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2017-0321

External match loads of footballers with cerebral palsy: A comparison among sport classes

Yanci, J., Castillo, D., Iturricastillo, A., Urbán, T., y Reina, R. (2019). External match loads of footballers with cerebral palsy: A comparison among sport classes. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 13, 590-596. DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2017-0042

A mathematical model for decision-making in the classification of para-footballers with different severity of coordination impairments

Pastor D., Campayo-Piernas M., Pastor J.T., y Reina R. (2019). A mathematical model for decision-making in the classification of para-footballers with different severity of coordination impairments. Journal of Sports Sciences, 37(12), 1403-140. DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2018.1560617.

Activity limitation and match load in para-footballers with cerebral palsy: An approach for evidence-based classification

Reina, R., Iturricastillo, A., Castillo, D., Urbán, T., y Yanci, J. (2019). Activity limitation and match load in para-footballers with cerebral palsy: An approach for evidence-based classification. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. DOI: 10.1111/sms.13583

Evaluation of the bilateral function in para-athletes with spastic hemiplegia: a model-based clustering approach

Reina, R., Barbado, D., Soto-Valero, C., Sarabia, J.M., y Roldán, A. (2020). Evaluation of the bilateral function in para-athletes with spastic hemiplegia: a model-based clustering approach. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sports. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2020.01.003

Validity and reliability of a test battery to assess change of directions with ball dribbling in para-footballers with cerebral palsy

Daniel, L.F., Reina, R., Gorla, J.I., Bastos, T., y Roldan, A. (2020). Validity and reliability of a test battery to assess change of directions with ball dribbling in para-footballers with cerebral palsy. Brain Sciences, 10(2), 74. DOI: 10.3390/brainsci10020074

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Physical demands by para-footballers with cerebral palsy in a small-sided game

Matías HENRÍQUEZ, Sonny RIQUELME, Marco ABARCA, Felipe MORALES, Raúl REINA (2020). Physical demands by para-footballers with cerebral palsy in a small-sided game. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 2020 May 20. DOI: 10.23736/S0022-4707.20.10514-0