Aging

Neurodevelopmental conditions and aging: Report on the Atlanta Study Group Charrette on Neurodevelopmental Conditions and Aging

Matthew P. Janicki, C. Michael Henderson, I. Leslie Rubin, Disability and Health Journal, Volume 1, Issue 2, 2008, Pages 116-124, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.02.004 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S193665740800037X This article provides a summary of the proceedings of the Neurodevelopmental Conditions Study Group charrette held on May 21−22, 2007, in Atlanta, Georgia (USA) and underwritten by the Developmental Disabilities Branch of the […]

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Hearing loss and associated medical conditions among individuals 65 years and older

Michael M. McKee, M.D., M.P.H., Michelle L. Stransky, Ph.D., Amanda Reichard, Ph.D Disability and Health Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 122-125 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.05.007 Background Hearing loss is prevalent, but few studies have investigated its associations with common medical conditions. Objective The objective was to assess the prevalence of medical conditions among individuals […]

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Association between perceived discrimination and healthcare–seeking behavior in people with a disability

Miguel G. Moscoso-Porras, P.T., M.Sc. (c), German F. Alvarado, M.D., Ph.D., School of Public Health, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru Disability and Health Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 93-98 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.04.002 Background Experiences of discrimination lead people from vulnerable groups to avoid medical healthcare. It is yet to be known if such experiences […]

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This is your new normal: A qualitative study of barriers and facilitators to physical activity in Veterans with lower extremity loss

Alyson J. Littman, Ph.D., M.P.H., Erin D. Bouldin, Ph.D., M.P.H., Jodie K. Haselkorn, M.D., M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p600–606 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.03.004 Background Regular physical activity (PA) is essential for aging well with a disability, preventing the onset or worsening of chronic conditions, functional loss, and maintaining or improving quality of life, yet PA levels are low […]

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Aging, mobility impairments and subjective wellbeing

Vicki A. Freedman, Ph.D. Deborah Carr, Ph.D., Jennifer C. Cornman, Ph.D., Richard E. Lucas, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p525–531 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.03.011   Background Wellbeing is often described as U-shaped over the life course, suggesting an apparent paradox that wellbeing remains high at older ages despite increases in impairments. Objective/Hypotheses We explore associations among age, lower body […]

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Levels of disability in the older population of England: Comparing binary and ordinal classifications

Benedetta Pongiglione, Ph.D. (Student), George B. Ploubidis, Ph.D , Bianca L. De Stavola, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p509–517 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.01.005   Background Recent studies suggest the importance of distinguishing severity levels of disability. Nevertheless, there is not yet a consensus with regards to an optimal classification.  Objective Our study seeks to advance the existing binary […]

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Multi-morbidity, disability and adaptation strategies among community-dwelling adults aged 75 years and older

Hon K. Yuen, Ph.D., O.T.R./L., Laura K. Vogtle, Ph.D., O.T.R./L. Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health Professions, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4| Published online: March 24, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.03.004 Background The impact of multi-morbidity and disability on the use of […]

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The prevalence of disability in elderly in India – Analysis of 2011 census data

Banurekha Velayutham, Boopathi Kangusamy, M.Sc., M.B.A., Vasna Joshua, Ph.D., Sanjay Mehendale, M.D., M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: April 13, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.04.003 Background Advancing age leads to physical and sensory impairment with varying degrees of disability. There is lack of publication focusing on disability of elderly in India with a countrywide […]

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Adults aging ‘with’ and ‘into’ paralysis: Epidemiological analyses of demography and health

  Alicia Dixon-Ibarra, Ph.D., M.P.H., Gloria Krahn, Ph.D., M.P.H., Heidi Fredine, M.P.H., Anthony Cahill, Ph.D., Susan Jenkins, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: June 21, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.06.003 Background Survival for many individuals with paralysis is increasing, making this population a larger subset of the aging population (Molton, & Jensen, 2010). Yet little is known about […]

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Self-reported incidence and age of onset of chronic comorbid medical conditions in adults aging with long-term physical disability

Amanda E. Smith, B.S.; Ivan R. Molton, Ph.D.; Mark P. Jensen, Ph.D.; Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: February 17, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.02.002 Background Adults with long-term disability are living longer and may experience accelerated aging. More information is needed to understand the […]

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