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An internet survey of the characteristics and physical activity of community-dwelling Australian adults with acquired brain injury: Exploring interest in an internet-delivered self-management program focused on physical activity

Taryn M. Jones, B.App.Sc. (Phty.), Catherine M. Dean, B.App.Sc. (Phty.), M.A., Ph.D., Blake F. Dear, B.Soc.Sc. (Hons.), M.Clin.Psych., Ph.D., Julia M. Hush, B.Sc. (Hons.), B.App.Sc. (Phty.), Ph.D., Nickolai Titov, B.A., M.A., P.G.Dip.Clin.Psyc., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, January 2016 Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 54–63 www.disabilityandhealthjnl.com/article/S1936-6574(15)00108-9/abstract Individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI) are more likely to be […]

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Low bone mineral density among adults with disabilities in Taiwan: A cross-sectional descriptive study

Po-Han Chen, M.D., Chu-Yeh Chen, M.S., Yu-Chen Lin, M.S., R.N., Mei-Yen Chen, Ph.D., R.N. Disability and Health Journal, October 2015 Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 635–641 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.03.010 Highlights •A population-based study with 572 community adults of disabilities. •A high prevalence of low bone mineral density among adults with disabilities. •Few participants possessed awareness of bone health and received early treatment. […]

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The configuration of job placement for people with disabilities in the current economic contingencies in Italy: Social and clinical implications for health

Antonio Iudici, M.D., Cosimo Renzi, M.D. Disability and Health Journal, October 2015 Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 586–593 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.06.004 Background In current socioeconomic conditions, working occupies a key role in people’s lives, from both practical and existential perspectives. The absence of work can produce a considerable impact on the identity of individuals and entire communities. This emphasis on […]

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Geo-social and health disparities among persons with disabilities living in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon and Dallas, Texas

Silviya P. Nikolova, Ph.D., Eusebius Small, Ph.D., Claudia Campillo, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, July 2015 Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 434–442 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.03.004 Background In low and high income countries alike, disability exacerbates social, economic, and health disparities, in spite of their differences. Objective This study seeks to identify factors that predict the circumstances people with disabilities face, including […]

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Development and psychometric properties of a scale assessing the needs of caregivers of children with disabilities

Seok Hong Tan, M.P.H, Postgraduate Unit, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Disability and Health Journal, July 2015 Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 414–423 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.11.003 Background Planning and evaluation of health care services for children with disabilities requires information on their caregivers’ needs. Objective This paper aims to present […]

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Health care utilization by people with disabilities: A longitudinal analysis of the Korea Welfare Panel Study (KoWePS)

Boyoung Jeon, Ph.D., Soonman Kwon, Ph.D., Hongsoo Kim, Ph. Disability and Health Journal Published July 2015Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 353–362 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.01.001 Background Health care is important for people with disabilities in terms of maintaining basic functional status and promoting health. However, empirical studies on health care utilization by this population in South Korea are rare. Objective The […]

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Becoming disabled: The association between disability onset in younger adults and subsequent changes in productive engagement, social support, financial hardship and subjective wellbeing

Eric Emerson, Ph.D., Maina Kariuki, M.Sc., Anne Honey, Ph.D., Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Ph.D. Centre for Disability Research and Policy, University of Sydney, Australia Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 4, p448–456 Published online: April 23, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.03.004 Background Very few population-based studies have investigated the association between the onset of health conditions/impairments associated with […]

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Validation of the Italian version of the Client Satisfaction with Device module of the Orthotics and Prosthetics Users’ Survey

Elisabetta Bravini, P.T., Franco Franchignoni, M.D., Giorgio Ferriero, M.D., Ph.D., Andrea Giordano, Ph.D., Hadeel Bakhsh, O.T., M.Sc., Francesco Sartorio, P.T., M.Sc., Stefano Vercelli, P.T., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 4, p442–447 Published online: April 21, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.04.002 Background Information on patient satisfaction with orthosis (PSwO) is crucial for verifying and enhancing […]

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A survey on feasibility of ICF-CY use to describe persisting difficulties in executing tasks and activities of children and adolescent with disability in Italy

Paolo Meucci, Ph.D., Matilde Leonardi, M.D., Marina Sala, M.D., Andrea Martinuzzi, M.D., Emanuela Russo, Psy.D., Mara Buffoni, Ph.D., Guido Fusaro, M.D., Alberto Raggi, Psy.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 4, p433–441 Published online: June 7, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.05.006 Background The criterion for the provision of disability benefits to people under 18 in Italy […]

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Smoking behaviors among people with disabilities in Korea

Jeong-Eun Lee, M.S.W., Ph.D., Jong-Hyock Park, M.D., M.P.H., Hye-Ri Kim, M.D., Hyung-Ik Shin, M.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 2, p236–241 Published online: November 11, 2013 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.11.002 Background Most reports concerning smoking behaviors in people with disabilities have been from Western societies; knowledge of smoking behaviors in Asian countries, including Korea, […]

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