International

Quality of life in young adults with cerebral palsy

Benran Jiang, Ph.D., Janet Walstab, B.Sc., Susan M. Reid, Ph.D., M.Clin.Epi., B.App.Sc., Elise Davis, Ph.D., Dinah Reddihough, M.D., B.Sc., F.R.A.C.P., F.A.F.R.M. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: May 02, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.04.006 Background Little is known about the quality of life (QOL) of young adults with cerebral palsy. Objective/hypothesis This cross-sectional analysis compares […]

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Associations between neurodevelopmental disorders and factors related to school, health, and social interaction in schoolchildren: Results from a Swedish population-based survey

Linda Beckman, Ph.D., Staffan Janson, M.D., Ph.D., Laura von Kobyletzki, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: May 18, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.05.002 Background Children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to be surrounded by different risk factors. In order to work preventively with decreasing ADHD and ASD […]

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Food insufficiency and food insecurity as risk factors for physical disability among Palestinian refugees in Lebanon: Evidence from an observational study

Nisreen Salti, Ph.D., M.P.A., Hala Ghattas, E.Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: March 24, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.03.003 Background Potential interactions between malnutrition and disability are increasingly recognized, and both are important global health issues. Causal effects working from nutrition to disability and from disability back to nutrition present an empirical […]

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Prevalence of disability among adults using Rapid Assessment of Disability tool in a rural district of South India

Srikrishna Sulgodu Ramachandra, M.P.H., M.D., Komal Preet Allagh, M.P.H., Hemanth Kumar, M.P.H.,Nathan Grills, D.Phil., D.P.H., Manjula Marella, Ph.D., Hira Pant, M.A., D. Mahesh, B.E., Fairlene Soji, M.A.,Srinivasan Mani, M.Phil., M.S.W., G.V.S. Murthy, M.Sc., M.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: June 06, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.05.010 Background There are different estimates of disability prevalence reported in India due to the differences […]

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Post-stroke disability and its predictors among Nigerian stroke survivors

Olufemi O. Oyewole, Ph.D., Michael O. Ogunlana, Ph.D., Kolawole S. Oritogun, M.Sc., Caleb A. Gbiri, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: June 07, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.05.011   Background Despite stroke is a major cause of disability, the predictors of the disability among stroke survivors has not been sufficiently delineated. Objective To assess […]

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The prevalence of disability in elderly in India – Analysis of 2011 census data

Banurekha Velayutham, Boopathi Kangusamy, M.Sc., M.B.A., Vasna Joshua, Ph.D., Sanjay Mehendale, M.D., M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: April 13, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.04.003 Background Advancing age leads to physical and sensory impairment with varying degrees of disability. There is lack of publication focusing on disability of elderly in India with a countrywide […]

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Trajectories of limitations in activities of daily living among older adults in Mexico, 2001–2012

Carlos Díaz-Venegas, Ph.D.; Rebeca Wong, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: February 12, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.01.011 Background Trajectories of disability are an essential component to understand the burden of disability at the societal level. Longitudinal studies, compared to cross-national studies, enable a better analysis of the progression of physical limitations among the […]

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Validation of the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHO-DAS II) in Greek and its added value to the Short Form 36 (SF-36) in a sample of people with or without disabilities

Georgia Xenouli, R.N., M.Sc.; Kostis Xenoulis, Ph.D.; Pavlos Sarafis, R.N., Ph.D.; Dimitris Niakas, Ph.D.; Evangelos C. Alexopoulos, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: February 12, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.01.009 Background There is controversy and ongoing interest on the measurement of functionality in the personal and social level. Objectives (1) to validate […]

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Risk factors associated with domestic abuse directed at adults with disabilities in South Korea

Kyung Mee Kim, Ph.D., Byung Hwa Lee, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: January 18, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.01.003 Background Most research on domestic abuse and disability has focused on women with disabilities, while research on abuse against men with disabilities and their risk factors is virtually non-existent. Objective The purpose of this […]

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The Persian version of satisfaction assessment module of Orthotics and Prosthetics Users’ Survey

  Mohammad Hadadi, Kamiar Ghoseiri, Ph.D., Shima Fardipour, Reza Vahab Kashani,, M.Sc., Farnoosh Asadi, Azizeh Asghari Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 1, p 90–99 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.08.010 Background Orthotics and Prosthetics User’s Survey (OPUS) was developed to measure patient satisfaction in Prosthetic and Orthotic (P&O) field. Objective To translate the satisfaction assessment module of […]

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