Exercise

Development and evaluation of a social cognitive theory-based instrument to assess correlations for physical activity among people with spinal cord injury

Jereme Wilroy, Ph.D., Lori Turner, Ph.D., David Birch, Ph.D., Deidre Leaver-Dunn, Ph.D., Elizabeth Hibberd, Ph.D., James Leeper Disability and Health Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 62-69 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.03.010 Background People with spinal cord injury (SCI) are more susceptible to sedentary lifestyles because of the displacement of physical functioning and the copious barriers. Benefits […]

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Accuracy of the FitBit at walking speeds and cadences relevant to clinical rehabilitation populations

Abhishek K. Singh, M.Clin.Rehab., Craig Farmer, B.Sc. (physio.), Maayken L.E. Van Den Berg, Ph.D., Maggie Killington, Ph.D., Christopher J. Barr, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, p320–323 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.10.011   Background Activity monitoring is used for motivation and assessing patients in the rehabilitation setting. Monitors available on the market have not been […]

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Development of the Barriers to Physical Activity Questionnaire for People with Mobility Impairments

Vijay Vasudevan, Ph.D., James H. Rimmer, Ph.D., Frederick Kviz, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, October 2015, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 547–556 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.04.007 Background Despite the widely known benefits of physical activity, people with disabilities are more likely to be inactive when compared to people without disabilities. Previous questionnaires that measure barriers physical activity for people with disabilities do […]

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A wellness program for individuals with disabilities: Using a student wellness coach approach

Hui-Ju Young, Ph.D., Melissa L. Erickson, M.S., Kristen B. Johnson, B.S., R.D., L.D., Mary Ann Johnson, Ph.D., Kevin K. McCully, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal Published July 2015 Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 345–352 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.12.003 Background Individuals with disabilities are at higher risk of health conditions; thus, there is a need to provide hands-on opportunities for pre-healthcare professionals to interact with […]

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Sport participation among individuals with acquired physical disabilities: Group differences on demographic, disability, and Health Action Process Approach constructs

This abstract was presented at the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology’s annual meeting (SCAPPS) in November 2012. Marie-Josée Perrier, Ph.D., Celina H. Shirazipour, M.H.K., Amy E. Latimer-Cheung, Ph.D. DOI: www.disabilityandhealthjnl.com/article/S1936-6574(14)00152-6/abstract Background Despite numerous physical, social, and mental health benefits of engaging in moderate and vigorous intensity physical activities (e.g., sport), few individuals with acquired […]

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Accelerometer-determined physical activity, mobility disability, and health

Paul D. Loprinzi, Ph.D., Jonathan Sheffield, B.A., Brian M. Tyo, Ph.D., Jeanine Fittipaldi-Wert, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 4, p419–425 Published online: June 7, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.05.005 Background We have a limited understanding of the objectively-determined physical activity levels among those with mobility limitations. Further, the association between objectively-measured physical activity and […]

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Physical activity in persons with late effects of polio: A descriptive study

Cecilia Winberg, M.Sc., Ulla-Britt Flansbjer, Ph.D., Gunilla Carlsson, Ph.D., James Rimmer, Ph.D., Jan Lexell, M.D., Ph.D. Published Online: February 19, 2014 Disability and Health Journal,  July 2014, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 302–308 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.02.003 Background To promote a healthy and active lifestyle there is a need to increase our knowledge of the level of physical activity […]

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Transitional shifts in exercise behavior among women with multiple sclerosis

Susan S. Levy, Ph.D., Kin-Kit Li, Ph.D., Bradley J. Cardinal, Ph.D., Gianni F. Maddalozzo, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, October 2009 Volume 2, Issue 4, Pages 216–223 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2009.04.001 Abstract Background While physical activity is recommended to reduce symptomology associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) little has been done to explore the potential usefulness of theoretical models of exercise […]

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In praise of sport: Promoting sport participation as a mechanism of health among persons with a disability

Barbara Wilhite, Ed.D., C.T.R.S., John Shank, Ed.D., C.T.R.S. Department of Therapeutic Recreation, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA Disability and Health Journal, July 2009 Volume 2, Issue 3, Pages 116–127 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2009.01.002 Abstract Background Achieving and maintaining health are no less important to people with a disability than they are to anyone else; it is just typically more […]

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Parents’ physical activity−related perceptions of their children with disabilities

Jeffrey J. Martin, Ph.D., Yun Seok Choi, Ph.D. Division of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Studies, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA Disability and Health Journal, January 2009 Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 9–14 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.09.001 Abstract Background Parental support of children’s physical activity is important, especially for young children with disabilities, given their low rates of physical […]

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