Mental Health

Psychological and physical functioning difficulties associated with complex activity limitations among U.S. adults

Mitchell Loeb, M.S., Bruce S. Jonas, Sc.M., Ph.D. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, 3311 Toledo Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 1, p70–79 Published online: August 14 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.08.003 Abstract Background There is limited research that assesses psychological functioning categorically as a predictor […]

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The association of illness perceptions with depressive symptoms and general psychological distress in parents of an offspring with autism spectrum disorder

Dimitra Gatzoyia, M.Sc., Konstantinos Kotsis, M.D., Ph.D., Iouliani Koullourou, M.D., M.Sc., Panagiota Goulia, M.D., André F. Carvalho, M.D., Ph.D., Spyros Soulis, Ph.D., Thomas Hyphantis, M.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 2, p173–180 Published online: November 11, 2013 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.10.008 Background Raising a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a severe […]

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Symptoms and quality of life indicators among children with chronic medical conditions

Jiseon Kim, Ph.D., Hyewon Chung, Ph.D., Dagmar Amtmann, Ph.D., Rana Salem, M.A., Ryoungsun Park, M.S., Robert L. Askew, M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 1, p96–104 Published online: October 14, 2013 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.08.007 Background Children with chronic conditions often experience numerous symptoms, but few research studies examine patterns of symptoms and quality of […]

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Analysis of disability using WHODAS 2.0 among the middle-aged and elderly in Cinco Villas, Spain

Results have, in part, been presented at annual meetings of the National Associations of Epidemiology and Neurology. Almazán-Isla, R.N., B.A., M. Comín-Comín, M.D., Ph.D., J. Damián, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., E. Alcalde-Cabero, B.Sc., M.P.H., C. Ruiz, O.T., E. Franco, O.T., G. Martín, M.D., L.A. Larrosa-Montañés, M.D.e, J. de Pedro-Cuesta, M.D., Ph.D. on behalf of the DISCAP-ARAGON […]

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Temporal trends in disability evaluation and retirement in the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps: 2005–2011

Marlene E. Gubata, M.D., M.P.H., Elizabeth R. Packnett, M.P.H., David N. Cowan, Ph.D., M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 1, p70–77 Published online: September 23, 2013 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.08.003 Background Surveillance of trends in disability is necessary to determine the burden of disability on the U.S. military, the most common types of disability conditions, […]

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Early interventions to prevent disability for workers with mental health conditions: Impacts from the DMIE

Gilbert Gimm, Ph.D., Denise Hoffman, Ph.D., Henry T. Ireys, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 1, p56–63 Published online: August 30, 2013 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.07.002 Background As of 2011, over 9 million working-age adults were receiving federal disability benefits and this number is expected to rise steadily. Early intervention programs that seek to maintain […]

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The relationships among sport self-perceptions and social well-being in athletes with physical disabilities

Parts of this paper have been presented at the 2010 NAFAP conference. Deborah R. Shapiro, Ph.D., Jeffery J. Martin, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 1, p42–48 Published online: July 24, 2013 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.06.002 Background Peer relationships account for a significant motivational influence on sport participation among youth athletes with and without disabilities. […]

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Factors associated with poor sleep quality in patients with multiple sclerosis differ by disease duration

Marianna Vitkova, M.D., Zuzana Gdovinova, M.D., C.Sc., Jaroslav Rosenberger, M.D., Ph.D., Jarmila Szilasiova, M.D., Ph.D., Iveta Nagyová, M.gr., Ph.D., Pavol Mikula, M.gr., Martina Krokavcova, M.gr., Ph.D., Johan W. Groothoff, Ph.D.,Jitse P. van Dijk, M.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 4, p466–471 Published online: June 7, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.05.004 Background Sleep disturbance is a common symptom of multiple sclerosis (MS) […]

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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 […]

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Pilot study exploring quality of life and barriers to leisure-time physical activity in persons with moderate to severe multiple sclerosis

Elizabeth A. Vanner, M.S., Pamela Block, Ph.D., Christopher C. Christodoulou, Ph.D., Beverly P. Horowitz, Ph.D., Lauren B. Krupp, M.D. Disability and Health Journal, January 2008 Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 58–65 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2007.11.001 Abstract Background We sought to assess how impairment (physiological/psychological) and disability (social/environmental) are associated with physical and leisure/recreation activity levels and quality of life […]

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