“Disability and Discrimination in the Doctor’s Office” May 23 New York Times article on the challenges faced by persons with disabilities in being served in many physician offices. Learn more here. National Average One-Bedroom Rent Exceeds Entire SSI Payment The 2012 bi-annual report (Priced Out) of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and Technical… Read More »»
Virtual Dental Home Visit Website DECOD: Dental Education in the Care of Persons with Disabilities Visit Website Dental HouseCalls/Van Visit Website Donated Dental Services (DDS) Program : Find Local Services–free, comprehensive dental care for elderly, disabled, and medically compromised adults Visit Website The Dental Care Program of the Missouri Elks Visit… Read More »»
Health disparities among adults with physical disabilities or cognitive limitations compared to individuals with no disabilities in the United States.
BACKGROUND: National survey data indicate the number of individuals reporting a disability is rising. Those with disabilities experience a large number of barriers to health promotion and disease prevention programming. However, only a limited number of studies have used nationally representative data to examine the health status of individuals with disabilities in comparison to those… Read More »»
A pilot study of quality of life in children with cerebral palsy after intensive body weight-supported treadmill training.
PURPOSE: This pilot study was designed to examine the effects of a 2-week program of intensive body weight-supported treadmill training (BWSTT) on clinical measures of perceived health-related quality of life and fatigue in children with cerebral palsy. METHODS: Six children with spastic cerebral palsy (aged 6-14 years; all classified as Gross Motor Function Classification System… Read More »»
Exercise and quality of life among people with multiple sclerosis: looking beyond physical functioning to mental health and participation in life.
OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence of exercise in a national sample of veterans with multiple sclerosis (MS) and the association of exercise with quality of life, including physical health, mental health, and participation restriction. DESIGN: Cross-sectional cohort study linking computerized medical records to mailed survey data from 1999. SETTING: Veterans Health Administration. PARTICIPANTS: Veterans with… Read More »»
PURPOSE: This study sought to examine the effect of adaptive sports participation on athletic identity and influence on quality of life (QOL) for individuals with cerebral palsy (CP) participating in the CP World Games. METHOD: Surveys were conducted with 73 international athletes competing in the 2005 CP World Championships. The survey included descriptive questions about… Read More »»
Psychosocial impact of participation in the National Veterans Wheelchair Games and Winter Sports Clinic.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the characteristics of individuals who participate in the National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG) and the Winter Sports Clinic (WSC) for veterans with disabilities. In addition, it was of interest to determine how these events had impacted their lives. METHOD: Participants were recruited at the 20th Winter… Read More »»
Feasibility and effectiveness of an aerobic exercise program in children with fibromyalgia: results of a randomized controlled pilot trial.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility of conducting a randomized controlled trial of a 12-week exercise intervention in children with fibromyalgia (FM) and to explore the effectiveness of aerobic exercise on physical fitness, function, pain, FM symptoms, and quality of life (QOL). METHODS: FM patients ages 8-18 years were randomized to a 12-week exercise intervention of… Read More »»
Computer and internet use by persons after traumatic spinal cord injury. Goodman N, Jette AM, Houlihan B, Williams S. Department of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, MA 02118, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2008 Aug;89(8):1492-8. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether computer and internet use by persons post spinal cord injury (SCI) is sufficiently prevalent and… Read More »»
Physical activity and quality of life experienced by highly active individuals with physical disabilities.
The present study examined links between physical activity and quality of life experienced by individuals with physical disabilities recruited from a wheelchair user’s basketball tournament. The participants included 12 male and 14 female adults between the ages of 18-54 (M=31.12, SD=10.75) who all reported one or more condition(s) that impacted their daily living. They were… Read More »»