PURPOSE: Efficient mobility could be a prerequisite to carrying out many daily activities and social roles (social participation). The aim of this study was to assess the impact of wheelchair acquisition on social participation. METHODS: Single group pre/post design where the intervention was the acquisition of a wheelchair paid for by the provincial government. Data… Read More »»
A randomized controlled trial to increase physical activity and reduce obesity in a predominantly African American group of women with mobility disabilities and severe obesity.
OBJECTIVE: This randomized controlled trial tested a tailored, telephone-based physical activity coaching intervention for a predominantly African American group of women with severe obesity and mobility disability. METHODS: We recruited 92 clinic patients from the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center referred by their physicians during 2004-2007 and randomized participants to one of three… Read More »»
Accessible microscopy workstation for students and scientists with mobility impairments. Duerstock BS. Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Center for Paralysis Research, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. Assist Technol. 2006 Spring;18(1):34-45. An integrated accessible microscopy workstation was designed and developed to allow persons with mobility impairments to control all aspects of light microscopy with minimal… Read More »»
Multiple health disparities among minority adults with mobility limitations: an application of the ICF framework and codes.
PURPOSE: To examine the interface between mobility limitations and minority status and its effect on multiple health and health-related domains among adults, using the framework of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). METHODS: We combined 8 years of data from the 1997-2004 US National Health Interview Survey to investigate health disparities among… Read More »»
A financial cost-benefit analysis of a health promotion program for individuals with mobility impairments.
People with disabilities make up approximately 20% of the U.S.population but account for 47% of total medical expenditures(Max, Rice, & Trupin, 1996). Health promotion programs representone strategy for both improving health and containing medicalcosts for this population. This study examined the financialnet benefits of the Living Well with a Disability health promotionprogram from the perspective… Read More »»
OBJECTIVE: We sought to examine the accessibility of health clubs to persons with mobility disabilities and visual impairments. METHODS: We assessed 35 health clubs and fitness facilities as part of a national field trial of a new instrument, Accessibility Instruments Measuring Fitness and Recreation Environments (AIMFREE), designed to assess accessibility of fitness facilities in the… Read More »»
Independent Web edition, Monday, January 31, 2005 Format Web article This article discusses the changes made to Julia Denetsosie’s life since she was involved in an automobile accident and became a quadriplegic. Denetsosie, a single mom living in Kayenta, Arizona with three children, finds that because leaving her house has to be planned… Read More »»
Preliminary assessment of a prototype advanced mobility device in the work environment of veterans with spinal cord injury.
The INDEPENDENCE 3000 IBOT Transporter (IBOT) is an electronically stabilizing device for people with disabilities. The purpose of this study was to collect qualitative data on the potential for the IBOT to improve employment satisfaction of veterans who use wheelchairs to work. This study was based upon observations by trained clinicians, and responses to a… Read More »»
Changes in function and disability after resistance training: does velocity matter?: a pilot study. Sayers SP, Bean J, Cuoco A, LeBrasseur NK, Jette A, Fielding RA. Human Physilogy Laboratory, Department of Health Science, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2003 Aug;82(8):605-13. Objective: To compare the effects of high- and low-velocity… Read More »»