Nutrition

The association of food insecurity with health outcomes for adults with disabilities

Debra L. Brucker, MPA, PhD Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p286–293 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.12.006   Background Adults with disabilities are more likely to live in households that are food insecure and are more likely to experience health disparities than adults without disabilities. Research examining the intersection of food insecurity and health outcomes for adults with disabilities has […]

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Comparing women with and without disabilities in five-site “Healthy Weight” interventions for lesbian/bisexual women over 40

Michele J. Eliason (Professor), Jane A. McElroy (Associate Professor), Samantha Garbers, PhD, Asa Radix, MD, Linda Toms Barker (Principal Research Associate) Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p271–278 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.12.005     Background Lesbian/bisexual women with physical disabilities (LBPD) are an under-studied population. Objectives This study compared LBPD to LB women without physical disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act on […]

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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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Selected health behaviors moderate the progression of functional limitations in persons with multiple sclerosis: Eleven years of annual follow-up

Alexa K. Stuifbergen, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.; Shelley Blozis, Ph.D.; Heather Becker, Ph.D.; Tracie Harrison, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.; Vicki Kullberg, M.A. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: January 27, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.01.006 Background Multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic neurological disease typically diagnosed in young adulthood, presents with a wide variety of symptoms, impairments and functional […]

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Nutrient intake and use of dietary supplements among US adults with disabilities

Ruopeng An, Ph.D., Chung-Yi Chiu, Ph.D., Flavia Andrade, Ph.D. Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1206 S 4th Street, Champaign, IL 61820, USA DOI: www.disabilityandhealthjnl.com/article/S1936-6574(14)00141-1/abstract Background Physical, mental, social, and financial hurdles in adults with disabilities may limit their access to adequate nutrition. Objective To […]

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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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Nutritional intervention improves menu adequacy in group homes for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities

Kathleen Humphries, Ph.D., Alison Pepper, M.A., Meg Ann Traci, Ph.D., Julianna Olson, Tom Seekins  Disability and Health Journal, July 2009 Volume 2, Issue 3, Pages 136–144 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2009.01.004 Abstract Background Research documents that adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) living in the community experience nutritional deficits, inadequate diets, and poor nutritional status. Objective We developed a nutrition […]

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Correlates of nutritional behavior in individuals with multiple sclerosis

Abstract was presented at the American Neurological Association annual meeting. Matthew Plow, Ph.D., Marcia Finlayson, Ph.D., O.T. (C), O.T.R/Lc, Chi Cho, M.S. cPresent address: School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Louise D. Acton Building, 31 George Street, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6 Canada. Published Online: August 20, 2012 Disability and Health Journal, October 2012 Volume 5, Issue […]

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Malnutrition in Older Adults – Urgent Need for Action: A Plea for Improving the Nutritional Situation of Older Adults

Volkert D. Gerontology. 2013 Feb 8. [Epub ahead of print] Source:  Institute for Biomedicine of Aging, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany. During the past decades, malnutrition has attracted increasing scientific attention and is by now regarded as a true geriatric syndrome characterized by multifactorial causality, identified by symptoms and accompanied by frailty, disability and poor outcome. […]

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Environmental barriers to and availability of healthy foods for people with mobility disabilities living in urban and suburban neighborhoods

Mojtahedi MC, Boblick P, Rimmer JH, Rowland JL, Jones RA, Braunschweig CL.  Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL 60612, USA.  Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2008 Nov;89(11):2174-9. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2008.05.011. OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of the built environment on access to healthy foods for people with mobility disabilities by measuring wheelchair accessibility of […]

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