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 »»
A pilot study of quality of life in children with cerebral palsy after intensive body weight-supported treadmill training.
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 »»
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Evaluation Working Group Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Format Working Group The CDC has convened an Evaluation Working Group to develop a framework that summarizes and organizes the basic elements of program evaluation. The Evaluation Working Group focuses on developing products and services in… Read More »»
MENU-AIDDs© Nutritional Health Promotion for Community-dwelling Adults with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities
The University of Montana’s Rural Institute Format Health Promotion Program The MENU-AIDDs health promotion program packages standard nutrition recommendations, such as the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPyramid, to work for people with intellectual disabilities and their supporters. MENU-AIDDs consists of two parts with optional evaluation consultation available: written materials which includes a 180-page… Read More »»
Tele-Health Promotion for Rural People with Disabilities: Toward a Technology Assisted Peer Support Model
September 2007 Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities, The University of Montana Rural Institute Format Rural Disability and Rehabilitation Research Progress Report This report focuses on the Living Well with a Disability (LW) program, which was originally designed to be delivered in-person by peer-support staff of Centers for Independent Living (CILs) to groups… Read More »»
Conducted in collaboration with researchers from Stony Brook University, Brown University, the University of Illinois at Chicago and community organizations Shake-A-Leg Inc. and People Actively Reaching Independence (PARI) Inc. and funded by the Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Format Project The Shake It Up… Read More »»
Oregon Institute on Disability and Development Format Program Evaluation In 2002, the Center on Community Accessibility of the Oregon Institute on Disability and Development received funding for a three-year grant called the Healthy Lifestyles Evaluation Project from the United States Department of Education’s National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to… Read More »»
“Health Promotion Pilot Programs Evaluation: Improving Athletes’ Health”, December 2005 Prepared by Special Olympics, the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities, and the Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago Format Report In 2002, Special Olympics initiated locally-based Health Promotion pilot programs for athletes that lasted several… Read More »»
“The Impact of the ‘Stirrup Some Fun’ Therapeutic Horse Riding Program” by Steven Elliott Department of Health and Applied Human Sciences, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina Format Study The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceived impact of the Stirrup Some Fun therapeutic riding program on… Read More »»
Initial outcomes of a mental illness self-management program based on wellness recovery action planning.
OBJECTIVE: This study examined changes in psychosocial outcomes among participants in an eight-week, peer-led, mental illness self-management intervention called Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP). METHODS: Eighty individuals with serious mental illness at five Ohio sites completed telephone interviews at baseline and one month after the intervention. RESULTS: Paired t tests of pre- and postintervention scores… Read More »»