Intellectual Disability

Tracking health care service use and the experiences of adults with autism spectrum disorder without intellectual disability: A longitudinal study of service rates, barriers and satisfaction

Vanessa Vogan, M.A., Johanna K. Lake, Ph.D., Ami Tint, M.A., Jonathan A. Weiss, Ph.D., C. Psych., Yona Lunsky, Ph.D., C. Psych. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p264–270 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.11.002   Background Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) encounter many difficulties finding and accessing health care services. Despite this, few studies have considered the health service use patterns of adults with… Read More »»

The learning and mentoring experiences of Paralympic coaches

Katherine E. Fairhurst, M.A., Gordon A. Bloom, Ph.D., William J. Harvey, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, April 2017, Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 240–246 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.10.007   Background Participation in the Paralympic Games has grown substantially, yet the same growth and development has not occurred with empirical literature for coaching in disability sport. Objective The purpose of the current study… Read More »»

Reliability and convergent validity of the 6-min run test in young adults with Down syndrome

Carlos Ayán-Pérez, Ph.D. in Sport Sciences, R. Iván Martínez-Lemos, Ph.D. in Sport Sciences, José M. Cancela-Carral, Ph.D. in Sport Sciences Disability and Health Journal, January 2017, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 105–113 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.07.004   Background There is limited evidence about the psychometric properties of field tests to measure cardiorespiratory fitness in people with Down syndrome. Objective This study… Read More »»

Percentage of body fat in adolescents with Down syndrome: Estimation from skinfolds

  Alejandro González-Agüero, Ph.D.d, , Ángel Matute-Llorente, M.Sc.d, Alba Gómez-Cabello, Ph.D.,Germán Vicente-Rodríguez, Ph.D., José A. Casajús, Ph.D., M.D. Disability and Health Journal, January 2017, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 100–104 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.05.013   Background Adolescents with Down syndrome (DS) have a unique morphology and body shape, and this needs to be taken into account when assessing body fat percentage (BF%). Objective… Read More »»

Balance training improves postural balance, gait, and functional strength in adolescents with intellectual disabilities: Single-blinded, randomized clinical trial

Kyeongjin Lee, Ph.D., Myungmo Lee, Ph.D., Changho Song, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: February 15, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.01.010 Background Adolescents with intellectual disabilities often present with problems of balance and mobility. Balance training is an important component of physical activity interventions, with growing evidence that it can be beneficial for people with… Read More »»

Examining treatment adherence among parents of children with autism spectrum disorder

Robert Hock, Ph.D., Anne Kinsman, Ph.D., Andrew Ortaglia, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, July 2015 Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 407–413 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.10.005 Background Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) participate in a variety of treatments, including medication, behavioral, alternative and developmental treatments. Parent adherence to these treatments is crucial for positive child outcomes. Objective The current study: 1) Explored… Read More »»

National health surveillance of adults with disabilities, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and adults with no disabilities

Susan M. Havercamp, Ph.D., Haleigh M. Scott, M.A. The Ohio State University Nisonger Center, 1581 Dodd Dr, Columbus, OH 43210, USA DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.11.002 Background People with disabilities experience worse health and poorer access to health care compared to people without disability. Large-scale health surveillance efforts have largely excluded adults with intellectual and developmental disability. This… Read More »»

Nutritional intervention improves menu adequacy in group homes for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities

Kathleen Humphries, Ph.D., Alison Pepper, M.A., Meg Ann Traci, Ph.D., Julianna Olson, Tom Seekins  Disability and Health Journal, July 2009 Volume 2, Issue 3, Pages 136–144 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2009.01.004 Abstract Background Research documents that adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) living in the community experience nutritional deficits, inadequate diets, and poor nutritional status. Objective We developed a nutrition… Read More »»

Self-rated health and quality of life in adults attending regional disability services in Ireland

Máirín C. Boland, M.D., F.F.P.H.M.I., M.R.C.P.I., Leslie Daly, Ph.D., F.F.P.H., Anthony Staines, Ph.D., M.Sc., M.B., F.F.P.H.M.I. Disability and Health Journal, April 2009 Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 95–103 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.11.005 Abstract Background There is limited background information on self-rated health in people with disability in Ireland. This paper examines self-rated health scores and dimensions of functioning in people… Read More »»

A review of social and environmental barriers to physical activity for adults with intellectual disabilities

Amy E. Bodde, M.P.H., Dong-Chul Seo, Ph.D. Department of Applied Health Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA Disability and Health Journal, April 2009 Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 57–66 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.11.004 Abstract Background There is a higher prevalence of sedentary behavior among adults with intellectual disability (ID) compared to the general population. The majority of research on… Read More »»