Mobility Impairment

Aging, mobility impairments and subjective wellbeing

Vicki A. Freedman, Ph.D. Deborah Carr, Ph.D., Jennifer C. Cornman, Ph.D., Richard E. Lucas, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p525–531 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.03.011   Background Wellbeing is often described as U-shaped over the life course, suggesting an apparent paradox that wellbeing remains high at older ages despite increases in impairments. Objective/Hypotheses We explore associations among age, lower body […]

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Community and social participation among adults with mobility impairments: A mixed methods study

  Vidya Sundar, Ph.D., O.T.R./L., Debra L. Brucker, Ph.D., Megan A. Pollack, M.S., O.T.R./L.e, Hong Chang, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: May 27, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.05.006 Background Community and social participation is a complex phenomenon that is influenced by personal and environmental factors and is linked to a good quality of life and well-being. […]

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The Dynamic contribution of chronic conditions to temporal trends in disability among U.S. adults

Shih-Fan Lin, DrPH , Audrey N. Beck, Ph.D., Brian K. Finch, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, p332–340 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.11.006 Background Although evidence has shown that U.S. late-life disability has been declining, studies have also suggested that there has been an increase in chronic diseases between 1984 and 2007. Objectives To further illuminate […]

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Development of the Barriers to Physical Activity Questionnaire for People with Mobility Impairments

Vijay Vasudevan, Ph.D., James H. Rimmer, Ph.D., Frederick Kviz, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, October 2015, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 547–556 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.04.007 Background Despite the widely known benefits of physical activity, people with disabilities are more likely to be inactive when compared to people without disabilities. Previous questionnaires that measure barriers physical activity for people with disabilities do […]

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A comparison of two weight management programs for adults with mobility impairments

Amanda Reichard, Ph.D., Muriel D. Saunders, Ph.D., Richard R. Saunders, Ph.D., Joseph E. Donnelly, Ph.D., Eric Lauer, M.P.H., Debra K. Sullivan, Ph.D., R.D., Lauren Ptomey, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 1, p61–69 Published online: August 14 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.08.002 Abstract Background Individuals with physical disabilities experience disparities in obesity; yet few interventions have […]

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Accelerometer-determined physical activity, mobility disability, and health

Paul D. Loprinzi, Ph.D., Jonathan Sheffield, B.A., Brian M. Tyo, Ph.D., Jeanine Fittipaldi-Wert, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 4, p419–425 Published online: June 7, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.05.005 Background We have a limited understanding of the objectively-determined physical activity levels among those with mobility limitations. Further, the association between objectively-measured physical activity and […]

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People with mobility impairments: Physical activity and quality of participation

Angela Crawford, M.S.O.T./S., Holly H. Hollingsworth, Ph.D., Kerri Morgan, M.S.O.T., O.T.R./L., David B. Gray, Ph.D. Program in Occupational Therapy and Department of Neurology, Washington University, School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA Disability and Health Journal, January 2008 Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 7–13 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2007.11.004 Abstract Background We sought to describe the characteristics of physical […]

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