Survey participants (N = 132) included caregivers accompanying their children to the KDSC from 2001 to 2002.
A total of 132 surveys were mailed to parents or legal guardians of consecutive patients seen at the KDSC that were diagnosed or believed to have special health care needs.
I congratulate His Highness the Amir, His Highness the Crown Prince, His Highness the Prime Minister, the Honorary President of KDSC
Kheikha Sheikha Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah, and KDSC
President Shafi Al-Hajeri, as well as all members of the Kuwaiti delegation to the Paralympic games," Sheikh Salman said.
The six-member KDSC
delegation to the event arrived here from the Turkish city of Izmit last Thursday, led by the Club's board member Anwar Al-Mutawa.
On the preparations for the championship, he said the KDSC
has held a 18-day training camp in Izmit city, north Turkey, recently with a view to enhancing the competitive edge of its squad during the competitions of this event.
Sheikh Salman underscored the monumental participation of KDSC
in the Paralympics in a speech he gave to KDSC
officials, including its honorary President Sheikha Sheikha Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah, Deputy President of the Kuwaiti Olympic Committee Duaij Al-Otaibi and Kuwait's Ambassador to Brazil Iyada Al-Saeedi.
Formed in 1977, under the umbrella of the Public Authority for Youth and Sports (PAYS), KDSC
aims to assimilate disabled persons into society through numerous sports and cultural activities, as the club made its Paralympic debut in 1980 in the Netherlands.
His Highness Sheikh Nawaf also congratulated the KDSC
members on the holy month of Ramadan, expressing his best wishes for them.
He also thanked all KDSC
athletes for all their exerted efforts toward hoisting the Kuwaiti flag high at regional and international arenas, praising their high skills and worthiness in this year's competitive championship.
The event, held under the sponsorship of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, was a real success due to the remarkable participation in its cultural, social and sports activities, KDSC
President Shafi Al-Hajri told KUNA on the sidelines of the closing ceremony Saturday.