Mentoring

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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A conceptual framework for electronic socio-emotional support for people with special needs

Shpigelman CN, Reiter S, Weiss PL.  Department of Special Education, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel. carmits@univ.haifa.ac.il.  Int J Rehabil Res. 2009 Dec;32(4):301-8. doi: 10.1097/MRR.0b013e32831e4519. In recent years an increasing number of people under psychological distress turn to computer-mediated communication for support. A related development is the increasing number of computer-mediated support groups […]

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Speech-language pathologists’ views on mentoring by people who use speech generating devices

Ballin L, Balandin S, Stancliffe RJ, Togher L.  The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. lbal6064@uni.sydney.edu.au.  Int J Speech Lang Pathol. 2011 Oct;13(5):446-57. doi: 10.3109/17549507.2011.522254. Epub 2010 Oct 25. Learning to use a speech generating device (SGD), also known as a voice output communication aid (VOCA), is a challenging experience for new device learners. These learners […]

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Supporting students with disabilities–promoting understanding amongst mentors in practice

Tee S, Cowen M.  Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom. s.r.tee@soton.ac.uk  Nurse Educ Pract. 2012 Jan;12(1):6-10. doi: 10.1016/j.nepr.2011.03.020. Epub 2011 Apr 21. INTRODUCTION: Good practice demands a clinical practice culture positively disposed to students with disabilities. Equality legislation seeks to protect those with a disability from either direct or indirect discrimination. […]

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Lay health mentors in community-based older adult disability prevention programs: provider perspectives

Dossa A, Capitman JA.  Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA. adossa@bu.edu.  Res Gerontol Nurs. 2011 Apr;4(2):106-16. doi: 10.3928/19404921-20100729-01. Epub 2010 Aug 31. In this study, we explored provider perspectives on the benefits of and implementation challenges in using lay health mentor peers in a […]

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Engagement in retirement: an evaluation of the effect of Active Mentoring on engagement of older adults with intellectual disability in mainstream community groups

Chng JP, Stancliffe RJ, Wilson NJ, Anderson K.  Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.  J Intellect Disabil Res. 2012 Oct 10. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2012.01625.x. [Epub ahead of print]   BACKGROUND: As adults with intellectual disability age, retirement options need to be explored. One option is to attend a mainstream community […]

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An effective community-based mentoring program for return to work and school after brain and spinal cord injury

Kolakowsky-Hayner SA, Wright J, Shem K, Medel R, Duong T.  Rehabilitation Research Center, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA 95128, USA. Stephanie.Hayner@hhs.sccgov.org.  NeuroRehabilitation. 2012;31(1):63-73. doi: 10.3233/NRE-2012-0775. Information is presented on a community-based mentoring program, developed to work with existing community agencies and provide structure to the frequently confusing network of services for young […]

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Paths to leisure physical activity among adults with intellectual disabilities: self-efficacy and social support.

PURPOSE: This study tested a path model that included perceptions of social support and self-efficacy for leisure physical activity and leisure physical activity participation among adults with intellectual disabilities. DESIGN: A cross-sectional design was used. Data was collected via oral interview. SETTING: Community-based group, supported-living settings in one Midwestern state. SAMPLE: A total of 152 […]

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Mentoring Research: Youth Mentoring

Creating an e-mentoring community. Burgstahler S. National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET), University of Minnesota Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, 6 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Tel: 612-624-2097; Fax: 612-624-9344; e-mail: ncset@umn.edu; Web site: http://www.ncset.org  Information Brief of the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET).  […]

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Minority Research: Workplace Support

An exploration of social support as a factor in the return-to-work process. Lysaght RM, Larmour-Trode S.  Queen’s University, School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. lysaght@post.queensu.ca Work. 2008;30(3):255-66. Despite evidence that inter-personal relationships are important in human resource management, little is understood about the nature of workplace social support in a disability context, or what […]

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