Children

Physical activity levels in children with sensory problems: Cross-sectional analyses from the Millennium Cohort Study

Genevieve Williams, Ph.D., Daniel Aggio, M.Sc., Brendon Stubbs, Ph.D., Shahina Pardhan, Ph.D., Benjamin Gardner, Ph.D., Lee Smith, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 58-61 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.07.002 Background Hearing and vision impairments/problems are associated with increased risk of premature mortality in adulthood. One potential pathway explaining this association is reduced levels […]

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Post-acute care for children with special health care needs

Charles D. Phillips, Ph.D., M.P.H.,  Chau Truong, M.P.H., Hye-Chung Kum, Ph.D., Obioma Nwaiwu, Ph.D., M.B.B.S., Robert Ohsfeldt, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 49-57 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.08.010 Background Almost all studies of post-acute care (PAC) focus on older persons, frequently those suffering from chronic health problems. Some research is available on […]

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The effect of child, family and environmental factors on the participation of young children with disabilities

Erica Di Marino, M.Sc. A.O.T., Stephanie Tremblay, M.Sc. A.O.T., Mary Khetani, Ph.D., OTR/L, Dana Anaby, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 36-42 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.05.005 Background While participation is essential to a child’s health and well-being, little is known about participation patterns of young children with disabilities. Objective This study […]

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Physical activity of rurally residing children with a disability: A survey of parents and carers

Luke Wakely, M.H.Sc (Paed Physio), B.AppSc(Physio), Jessica Langham, B(Physio), Catherine Johnston, Ph.D., M.AppSc (Cardiopulmonary Physio), B.AppSc (Physio), Kym Rae, Ph.D., B.Sc. (Hons), B.Sc./B.Teach Disability and Health Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 31-35 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.05.002 Background Children residing in rural areas face unique barriers to physical activity participation. Further, while children with a disability […]

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Impact of enjoyment on physical activity and health among children with disabilities in schools

Jooyeon Jin, Ph.D., Joonkoo Yun, Ph.D., Stamatis Agiovlasitis, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 14-19 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.04.004 Background Enjoyment in school-based physical activity (PA) programs, such as recess or physical education may be important for promoting children’s health, but there is a lack of evidence explaining how enjoyment affects health […]

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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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Using a flipped classroom and the perspective of families to teach medical students about children with disabilities and special education

Mary E. Sheppard, Ed.D., Nancy Vitalone-Raccaro, Ph.D , Jacqueline M. Kaari, D.O., F.A.C.O.P., F.A.A.P., Taiwo T. Ajumobi, M.S. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p552–558 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.03.012     Background The need to teach medical students to care for children with disabilities, work effectively with these patients’ families, and collaborate with schools has been well established. Yet, what is not […]

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Health of US parents with and without disabilities

Henan Li, PhD, Susan L. Parish, PhD, MSW, Monika Mitra, PhD, Joanne Nicholson, PhD Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p303–307 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.12.007   Background The health of parents with disabilities is not well understood. Existing research has used small, non-representative samples. The lack of research using national representative data has hindered advocacy and policy-making efforts. Objective In the […]

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“Thrust into adulthood”: Transition experiences of young adults with cerebral palsy

  Nancy Bagatell, Ph.D., OTR/L., Dara Chan, Sc.D., CRC., Kimberly Karrat Rauch, D.O., Deborah Thorpe, Ph.D., PT. Disability and Health Journal, January 2017, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.09.008   Background The transition to adulthood, the gradual change in roles and responsibilities, is identified as a challenging time for adolescents and young adults with physical disabilities, including those with cerebral palsy. Health care, […]

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How physicians support children with disabilities and their families: Roles, responsibilities and collaborative partnerships

Mary E. Sheppard, Ed.D., Nancy Vitalone-Raccaro, Ph.D. Department of Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education, Rowan University, USA Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: May 27, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.05.007 Background The American Association of Pediatricians (AAP), in collaboration with the Council for Children with Disabilities and the Council on School Health, recommends that physicians learn […]

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