Exercise

Overweight and obesity in women with physical disabilities: Associations with demographic and disability characteristics and secondary conditions

Margaret A. Nosek, Ph.D., Susan Robinson-Whelen, Ph.D., Rosemary B. Hughes, Ph.D., Nancy J. Petersen, Ph.D., Heather B. Taylor, Ph.D., Margaret M. Byrne, Ph.D., Robert Morgan, Ph.D. Received: January 18, 2007; Received in revised form: April 9, 2007; Accepted: July 13, 2007; Disability and Health Journal, April 2008 Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 89–98 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.01.003   Abstract […]

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Pilot study exploring quality of life and barriers to leisure-time physical activity in persons with moderate to severe multiple sclerosis

Elizabeth A. Vanner, M.S., Pamela Block, Ph.D., Christopher C. Christodoulou, Ph.D., Beverly P. Horowitz, Ph.D., Lauren B. Krupp, M.D. Disability and Health Journal, January 2008 Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 58–65 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2007.11.001 Abstract Background We sought to assess how impairment (physiological/psychological) and disability (social/environmental) are associated with physical and leisure/recreation activity levels and quality of life […]

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People with mobility impairments: Physical activity and quality of participation

Angela Crawford, M.S.O.T./S., Holly H. Hollingsworth, Ph.D., Kerri Morgan, M.S.O.T., O.T.R./L., David B. Gray, Ph.D. Program in Occupational Therapy and Department of Neurology, Washington University, School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA Disability and Health Journal, January 2008 Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 7–13 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2007.11.004 Abstract Background We sought to describe the characteristics of physical […]

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Physical activity and depression in middle and older-aged adults with multiple sclerosis

The findings reported in this paper were presented at the 2011 5th Joint Triennial Congress of the European and Americas Committees for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Mark P. Jensen, Ph.D., Ivan R. Molton, Ph.D., Kevin J. Gertz, M.P.A., Charles H. Bombardier, Ph.D., Dori E. Rosenberg, Ph.D., M.P.H. Department of Rehabilitation […]

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Health beliefs and physical activity behavior in adults with multiple sclerosis

Susan L. Kasser, Ph.D., Maria Kosma, Ph.D. Published Online: August 17, 2012 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2012.07.001 Abstract Background Understanding how health beliefs intersect with physical activity in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) is an important step in developing effective activity promotion programs. Objective The purpose of the study was to employ the Health Belief Model (HBM) to […]

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Perceived benefits and barriers to exercise among persons with physical disabilities or chronic health conditions within action or maintenance stages of exercise

Related conference presentation: Malone LA, Barfield JP, Yelisetty RK, Stamps K, Theriot L (2009). Do perceived exercise benefits and barriers differ by age, gender, or activity level? 17th International Symposium on Adapted Physical Activity. Gävle, Sweden, July 23–27. Laurie A. Malone, Ph.D., J.P. Barfield, D.A., Joel D. Brasher, M.A.Ed. Published Online: July 23, 2012 Disability […]

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Influence of adapted sports on quality of life and life satisfaction in sport participants and non-sport participants with physical disabilities

Kamil Yazicioglu, M.D., Ferdi Yavuz, M.D., Ahmet Salim Goktepe, M.D., Arif Kenan Tan, M.D. Published Online: July 23, 2012 Disability and Health Journal, October 2012 Volume 5, Issue 4, Pages 249–253 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2012.05.003 Abstract Background The lack of controlled trials in the relationship between participation in adapted sports, and quality of life (QoL) and life satisfaction in […]

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Body mass index and waist circumference in persons aging with muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, post-polio syndrome, and spinal cord injury

Kevin N. Alschuler, Ph.D., Laura E. Gibbons, Ph.D., Dori E. Rosenberg, Ph.D., M.P.H., Dawn M. Ehde, Ph.D., Aimee M. Verrall, M.P.H., Alyssa M. Bamer, M.P.H., Mark P. Jensen, Ph.D. Published Online: May 04, 2012 Disability and Health Journal, July 2012 Volume 5, Issue 3, Pages 177–184 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2012.03.007 Abstract Background Body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference […]

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What barriers to physical activity do individuals with a recent brain injury face?

Simon Driver, Ph.D., Alison Ede, M.S., Zane Dodd, Ph.D., Laurel Stevens, M.S., C.C.C., S.L.P., Anne Marie Warren, Ph.D. Published Online: December 30, 2011 Disability and Health Journal, April 2012 Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 117–125 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2011.11.002   Abstract Background and Objective Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious public health issue that challenges professionals to develop […]

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Built environment instruments for walkability, bikeability, and recreation: Disability and universal design relevant?

Jennifer A. Gray, Ph.D., M.P.P., Jennifer L. Zimmerman, Ph.D., James H. Rimmer, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, April 2012 Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 87–101 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2011.12.002   Abstract Background Despite a plethora of instruments that measure the built environment with respect to its effect on potential physical activity, little is known about how relevant these instruments […]

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