Health Promotion

A randomized trial of a health promotion intervention for adults with disabilities

Willi Horner-Johnson, Ph.D., Charles E. Drum, J.D., Ph.D., Nasreen Abdullah, M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal Volume 4, Issue 4, Pages 254–261, October 2011   Abstract Background People with disabilities face a range of health disparities, including increased risk for preventable health problems. Thus, health promotion efforts addressing the reduction of risk factors are especially important for […]

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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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A prospective study to examine the influence of secondary health conditions on vocational rehabilitation client employment outcomes

Catherine Ipsen, Ph.D., Tom Seekins, Ph.D., Nancy Arnold, Ph.D., The University of Montana Rural Institute, Missoula, MT, USA Published Online: April 15, 2010 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2010.02.001  Background: Adults with disabilities experience a variety of secondary health conditions that have a negative association with employment. Vocational rehabilitation (VR) provides one possible access point for providing health promotion activities to […]

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Impact of body mass index on the effectiveness of a disease management-health promotion intervention on disability status

Meng H, Wamsley BR, Friedman B, Liebel D, Dixon DA, Gao S, Oakes D, Eggert GM. Am J Health Promot. 2010 Jan-Feb;24(3):214-22. doi: 10.4278/ajhp.081216-QUAN-306. SOURCE:  Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, USA. hongdao.meng@stonybrook.edu PURPOSE:  To examine the impact of body mass index (BMI) on the effectiveness of a disease management-health promotion intervention among community-dwelling […]

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The Healthy Lifestyle Change Program: a pilot of a community-based health promotion intervention for adults with developmental disabilities

Bazzano AT, Zeldin AS, Diab IR, Garro NM, Allevato NA, Lehrer D; WRC Project Oversight Team. Am J Prev Med. 2009 Dec;37(6 Suppl 1):S201-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2009.08.005. SOURCE:  Department of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health, University of California-Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA. abazzano@ucla.edu BACKGROUND:  Although adults with developmental disabilities are at high risk for […]

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Project Shake-It-Up: using health promotion, capacity building and a disability studies framework to increase self efficacy

Block P, Vanner EA, Keys CB, Rimmer JH, Skeels SE. Disabil Rehabil. 2010;32(9):741-54. doi: 10.3109/09638280903295466. SOURCE:  Occupational Therapy Programme, SHTM, HSC, L 2, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA. pamela.block@stonybrook.edu PURPOSE:  Project Shake-It-Up provided a health promotion and capacity building program for individuals with spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and related neurological impairments. […]

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Using intervention mapping to promote the receipt of clinical preventive services among women with physical disabilities

Suzuki R, Peterson JJ, Weatherby AV, Buckley DI, Walsh ES, Kailes JI, Krahn GL. Health Promot Pract. 2012 Jan;13(1):106-15. doi: 10.1177/1524839910382624. Epub 2010 Nov 8. SOURCE:  University of Michigan-Flint, Michigan, USA. rsuzuki@umflint.edu This article describes the development of Promoting Access to Health Services (PATHS), an intervention to promote regular use of clinical preventive services by […]

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An evaluation of health communication materials for individuals with disabilities developed by three state disability and health programs

Williams-Piehota P, Uhrig J, Doto JK, Anderson W, Williams P, Thierry JM. Disabil Health J. 2010 Jul;3(3):146-54. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2009.08.002. Epub 2009 Nov 2. SOURCE:  RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA. BACKGROUND:  Health communication increasingly has been recognized as an important part of public health practice that can help raise awareness of potential health […]

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Cancer prevention and health promotion for people with intellectual disabilities: an exploratory study of staff knowledge

Hanna LM, Taggart L, Cousins W. J Intellect Disabil Res. 2011 Mar;55(3):281-91. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2010.01357.x. Epub 2010 Dec 13. SOURCE:  Institute of Nursing Research, School of Nursing, University of Ulster, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. BACKGROUND:  As people with intellectual disabilities (ID) are living longer, their chances of developing cancer also increases. However, recognising the early signs […]

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Effects of health screening for adults with intellectual disability: a pooled analysis

Lennox N, Ware R, Bain C, Taylor Gomez M, Cooper SA. Br J Gen Pract. 2011 Mar;61(584):193-6. doi: 10.3399/bjgp11X561186. SOURCE: Queensland Centre of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, School of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Mater Hospital, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. n.lennox@uq.edu.au Health screening has been shown to have beneficial effects on health outcomes in adults […]

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