Exercise

Longitudinal changes in psychosocial constructs and physical activity among adults with physical disabilities

Maria Kosma, Ph.D., Rebecca Ellis, Ph.D., Jeremy J. Bauer, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 1–8, January 2012 Published Online: November 07, 2011 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2011.09.002   Abstract Background Given the importance of physical activity (PA) and the low activity levels among adults with physical disabilities, it is important to understand how temporal […]

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Risky business: The effects of an individualized health information intervention on health risk perceptions and leisure time physical activity among people with spinal cord injury

Rebecca L. Bassett, Kathleen A. Martin Ginis Disability and Health Journal, Volume 4, Issue 3 p165–176 Published online: March 21, 2011       Abstract   Background Individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) are at an increased risk for inactivity-related diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. According to protection motivation theory, […]

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Reporting trends of spinal cord injury research representation: a media content analysis

Matthew Kehn, M.P.P., Thilo Kroll, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages 121–128, April 2011 Published Online: November 01, 2010 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2010.09.001   Abstract Background Over the past few decades, medical and technological advances in rehabilitation have improved the lives of people with spinal cord injury (SCI). More recently, promises of embryonic stem […]

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Physical activity and individuals with spinal cord injury: accuracy and quality of information on the Internet

Arif Jetha, M.Sc., Guy Faulkner, Ph.D., Paul Gorczynski, M.A., Kelly Arbour-Nicitopoulos, Ph.D., Kathleen A. Martin Ginis, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages 112–120, April 2011 Published Online: November 11, 2010 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2010.07.001   Abstract Background A number of websites on the Internet promote health-enhancing behaviors among people with spinal cord injury (SCI). […]

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Risky business: The effects of an individualized health information intervention on health risk perceptions and leisure time physical activity among people with spinal cord injury

    EXERCISE – SPINAL CORD INJURY –     Rebecca L. Bassett, Kathleen A. Martin Ginis p165–176 Published online: March 21, 2011     Abstract   Background Individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) are at an increased risk for inactivity-related diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. According to protection motivation […]

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Does an accelerometer accurately measure steps taken under controlled conditions in adults with mild multiple sclerosis?

Robert W. Motl, Ph.D., Erin M. Snook, Ph.D., Stamatis Agiovlasitis, Ph.D. Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA Published Online: April 05, 2010 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2010.02.003  Background: Accurate measurement is required by researchers and clinicians who are interested in the physical activity behavior of individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). Advances […]

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Using pedometers to measure moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for youth with an intellectual disability

Michael W. Beets, M.P.H., Ph.D., Kenneth H. Pitetti, Ph.D. Published Online: April 09, 2010 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2010.02.002 Background: Pedometers serve as one of the most feasible and cost-effective methods for frontline practitioners to measure moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) of youth with an intellectual disability (YwID) but, historically, pedometers have been unable to measure MVPA. Technological advancements now […]

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Yoga and exercise for symptoms of depression and anxiety in people with poststroke disability: a randomized, controlled pilot trial

Chan W, Immink MA, Hillier S.  University of South Australia, Adelaide.  Altern Ther Health Med. 2012 May-Jun;18(3):34-43. CONTEXT: Mood disorders are prevalent in people after stroke, and a disorder’s onset can exacerbate stroke-related disabilities. While evidence supports the mental-health benefits of participation in exercise and yoga, it is unknown whether such benefits extend to a […]

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Rationale and design of a clinical trial investigating resistance training as an aid to smoking cessation in persons with multiple sclerosis

Ciccolo JT, Lo AC, Jennings EG, Motl RW.  Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, The Miriam Hospital and Brown University, Providence, RI 02903, USA. joseph_ciccolo@brown.edu.  Contemp Clin Trials. 2012 Jul;33(4):848-52. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2012.04.010. Epub 2012 Apr 27. Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and disease among adults, and there is evidence that smokers […]

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Barrier removal in increasing physical activity levels in obese African American women with disabilities

Rimmer JH, Hsieh K, Graham BC, Gerber BS, Gray-Stanley JA.  Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60608-6904, USA. jrimmer@uic.edu.  J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2010 Oct;19(10):1869-76. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2010.1941. BACKGROUND: This pilot study examined the effectiveness of a telephone-based intervention to increase physical activity in obese African American women with […]

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