Event Title

Activity for All - Physical Activity as an Aid for Mental Health: Targeting Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum

Co-Author(s)

Neumann, Ella; Madsen, Hannah; Sharmin, Moushumi

Research Mentor(s)

Sharmin, Moushumi

Description

We conducted a survey to better understand how mental health is perceived amongst young adults and to determine the best aid to combat mental health issues. This work is different from other research that has been conducted because we will be be using our data to implement technological aids into individuals lives. Our work began with broad data collection and then we will narrow down options for technological aids. A fourteen question survey has been sent out to students addressing the key concerns of mental health and whether their current PA (physical activity) levels are contributing to their success/struggles. Our future survey plans include multiple rounds of data collection to minimize the affects other variables may have on responses. Currently we are analyzing our collected data and we will be able to present results from the first round of surveys at Scholars Week. The multiple rounds of surveys are the starting point of our research and will allow us to better understand the correlation between PA and mental health in young adults. After all surveys have been thoroughly analyzed, we will be able to begin creating the blue prints for mental health technologies.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

15-5-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

15-5-2019 5:00 PM

Location

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

Department

Computer Science

Genre/Form

student projects, posters

Subjects – Topical (LCSH)

Autism spectrum disorders--Treatment; Exercise--Psychological aspects

Type

Image

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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Activity for All - Physical Activity as an Aid for Mental Health: Targeting Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

We conducted a survey to better understand how mental health is perceived amongst young adults and to determine the best aid to combat mental health issues. This work is different from other research that has been conducted because we will be be using our data to implement technological aids into individuals lives. Our work began with broad data collection and then we will narrow down options for technological aids. A fourteen question survey has been sent out to students addressing the key concerns of mental health and whether their current PA (physical activity) levels are contributing to their success/struggles. Our future survey plans include multiple rounds of data collection to minimize the affects other variables may have on responses. Currently we are analyzing our collected data and we will be able to present results from the first round of surveys at Scholars Week. The multiple rounds of surveys are the starting point of our research and will allow us to better understand the correlation between PA and mental health in young adults. After all surveys have been thoroughly analyzed, we will be able to begin creating the blue prints for mental health technologies.