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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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Disability and health outcomes in geospatial analyses of Southeastern U.S. county health data

David W. Hollar Jr., Ph.D Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p518–524 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.01.003   Background People with disabilities tend to be at risk for secondary conditions. There is a need for comprehensive disability and health databases, including geographic information systems to evaluate trends in health, functioning, and employment. Objective We evaluated county levels in morbidity and […]

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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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An evaluation of the American Community Survey indicators of disability

Barbara M. Altman, Ph.D., Jennifer Madans, Ph.D., Julie D. Weeks, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p485–491 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.03.002     Background Collection of data in the Census for implementing disability legislation has been continuous since 1970 although the questions used have changed several times. Concerns have been raised about the ability of the newest question set developed […]

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The effects of the smart environment on the information divide experienced by people with disabilities

Su-Jung Nam, Ph.D., Eun-Young Park, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p257–263 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.11.001   Background Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is connected with every aspect of social, cultural, economic, educational, and commercial activity. Smart devices in particular have changed society and are necessary goods for modern people. Smart device usage is rapidly growing in everyday life, […]

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Trends, prospects and deprivation index of disability in India: Evidences from census 2001 and 2011

Ashish Awasthi, M.Sc., C.M. Pandey, Ph.D., Manisha Dubey, M.Phil., Sanjay Rastogi, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p247–256 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.10.011     Background Since the dawn of civilization, disabilities have existed in various dimensions of human life. World Health Organization (WHO) defines disability as an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. Globally, approximately 1 billion […]

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Impact of disability and chronic conditions on health

Katherine Froehlich-Grobe, Ph.D., Denton Jones, M.P.H., Michael S. Businelle, Ph.D., Darla E. Kendzor, Ph.D., Bjial A. Balasubramanian, M.B.B.S., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: May 02, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.04.007 Background Today one in five Americans have a disability and nearly half of Americans experiences a chronic condition. Whether disability results from or […]

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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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Measurement characteristics for two health-related quality of life measures in older adults: The SF-36 and the CDC Healthy Days items

John P. Barile Ph.D., Willi Horner-Johnson, Ph.D., Gloria Krahn, Ph.D., Matthew Zack, M.D., David Miranda, Ph.D.,  Kimberly DeMichele, Ph.D., Derek Ford , Ph.D., William W. Thompson , Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: April 30, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.04.008 Background The Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthy […]

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Validation of the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHO-DAS II) in Greek and its added value to the Short Form 36 (SF-36) in a sample of people with or without disabilities

Georgia Xenouli, R.N., M.Sc.; Kostis Xenoulis, Ph.D.; Pavlos Sarafis, R.N., Ph.D.; Dimitris Niakas, Ph.D.; Evangelos C. Alexopoulos, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: February 12, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.01.009 Background There is controversy and ongoing interest on the measurement of functionality in the personal and social level. Objectives (1) to validate […]

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