Adolescents

Cognitive and affective empathy among adolescent siblings of children with a physical disability

Lidia Perenc, M.D., Ryszard Pęczkowski, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 43-48 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.08.008 Background This study is a continuation of research on possible psychosocial benefits resulting from exposure to sibling with disability present in the family system. The issue seems to be especially important in Poland because of growing […]

Read More »»

Enablers and barriers of men with Duchenne muscular dystrophy transitioning from an adult clinic within a pediatric hospital

Sally Lindsay, Ph.D., Laura McAdam, M.D., Tania Mahendiran, B.Sc. (Candidate) Disability and Health Journal, January 2017, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 73–79 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.10.002   Background Young men with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) live into adulthood and need specialized care. However, services for adults are fragmented. We know little about young men’s experiences, their parents, and clinicians who support them […]

Read More »»

Balance training improves postural balance, gait, and functional strength in adolescents with intellectual disabilities: Single-blinded, randomized clinical trial

Kyeongjin Lee, Ph.D., Myungmo Lee, Ph.D., Changho Song, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: February 15, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.01.010 Background Adolescents with intellectual disabilities often present with problems of balance and mobility. Balance training is an important component of physical activity interventions, with growing evidence that it can be beneficial for people with […]

Read More »»