Caregivers

Differences in physical health, and health behaviors between family caregivers of children with and without disabilities

Meen Hye Lee, Ph.D., R.N., Chang Park, Ph.D., Alicia K. Matthews, Ph.D., Kelly Hsieh, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p565–570 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.03.007   Background Providing care for children with disabilities can negatively influence the physical health and health behaviors of family caregivers. Objectives/hypothesis The study purposes were to compare the prevalence of chronic conditions and health risk behaviors […]

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Caregivers’ effect on weight management in adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

L.T. Ptomey, Ph.D., R.D., L.D., C.A. Gibson, Ph.D., J. Lee, Ph.D., D.K. Sullivan, Ph.D., R.D., R.A. Washburn, Ph.D , A.M. Gorczyca, Ph.D, J.E. Donnelly, Ep.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p542–547 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.02.001   Introduction Caregivers of adults with IDD often play a large role in the ability of adults with IDD to lose weight. Objective The purpose of this study […]

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Quality of life of stroke survivors and their informal caregivers: A prospective study

Enkhzaya Chuluunbaatar, M.D.,Yiing-Jenq Chou, M.D., Ph.D., Christy Pu, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, p306–312 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.10.007 Background Health care improvements have led to increased survival among stroke patients; however, the disability level remains high. These patients require assistance from caregivers, particularly in the first year after stroke. Longitudinal studies of quality […]

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Adults’ recollections and perceptions of childhood caregiving to a parent with significant physical disability

Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc., Amy J. Wint, M.Sc., Karen A. Kuhlthau, Ph.D., Alexy Arauz Boudreau, M.D., M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 2 Published online: November 19, 2015 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.10.009 Background Caregiving roles of children <18 years of age living with parents with health conditions or disability have been studied extensively abroad, but little […]

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The modifying role of caregiver burden on predictors of quality of life of caregivers of hospitalized chronic stroke patients

Yeon-Gyu Jeong, P.T., Ph.D., Jun-Pyo Myong, M.D., Ph.D., Jung-Wan Koo, M.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal October 2015 Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 619–625 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.05.005 Background Caregiver burden is an important predictor of quality of life (QoL) among caregivers of stroke patients. While caregiver burden and QoL might be closely related, caregiver burden seems also to be a potential […]

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Racial-ethnic variations in paid and unpaid caregiving: Findings among persons with traumatic spinal cord injury

Elizabeth A. Walker, M.P.A., Yue Cao, Ph.D., Philip A. Edles, M.A., Joshua Acuna, M.P.H., Cassandra Sligh-Conway, Ph.D., James S. Krause, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, October 2015, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 527–534 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.04.004 Background The effects of race-ethnicity on the use of paid and unpaid caregivers for those with spinal cord injury (SCI) have received little attention in the literature. Objective […]

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Development and psychometric properties of a scale assessing the needs of caregivers of children with disabilities

Seok Hong Tan, M.P.H, Postgraduate Unit, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Disability and Health Journal, July 2015 Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 414–423 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.11.003 Background Planning and evaluation of health care services for children with disabilities requires information on their caregivers’ needs. Objective This paper aims to present […]

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Effectiveness of a multimedia outreach kit for families of wounded veterans

David Ian Walker, Ph.D., Jean-François Cardin, M.S., Neelu Chawla, M.S., David Topp, Ph.D., Thomaseo Burton, Ph.D., Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, Ph.D Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 2, p216–225 Published online: November 11, 2013 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.11.004 Background Young children in military families with a member who has a life changing injury can experience emotional difficulties […]

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The association of illness perceptions with depressive symptoms and general psychological distress in parents of an offspring with autism spectrum disorder

Dimitra Gatzoyia, M.Sc., Konstantinos Kotsis, M.D., Ph.D., Iouliani Koullourou, M.D., M.Sc., Panagiota Goulia, M.D., André F. Carvalho, M.D., Ph.D., Spyros Soulis, Ph.D., Thomas Hyphantis, M.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 2, p173–180 Published online: November 11, 2013 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.10.008 Background Raising a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a severe […]

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The effect of caregiving on preventive care for people with disabilities

Eric W. Jamoom, M.S., Elena M. Andresen, Ph.D., Britta Neugaard, Ph.D., M.P.H., Sarah L. McKune, M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal, January 2008 Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 51–57 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2007.11.005 Abstract Background Overall, disparities exist in preventive health care services for people with disabilities compared with other Americans. Little is known about the effects of caregiving on […]

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