Obesity

Body mass index and waist circumference in persons aging with muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, post-polio syndrome, and spinal cord injury

Kevin N. Alschuler, Ph.D., Laura E. Gibbons, Ph.D., Dori E. Rosenberg, Ph.D., M.P.H., Dawn M. Ehde, Ph.D., Aimee M. Verrall, M.P.H., Alyssa M. Bamer, M.P.H., Mark P. Jensen, Ph.D. Published Online: May 04, 2012 Disability and Health Journal, July 2012 Volume 5, Issue 3, Pages 177–184 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2012.03.007 Abstract Background Body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference […]

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Built environment instruments for walkability, bikeability, and recreation: Disability and universal design relevant?

Jennifer A. Gray, Ph.D., M.P.P., Jennifer L. Zimmerman, Ph.D., James H. Rimmer, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, April 2012 Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 87–101 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2011.12.002   Abstract Background Despite a plethora of instruments that measure the built environment with respect to its effect on potential physical activity, little is known about how relevant these instruments […]

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Barrier removal in increasing physical activity levels in obese African American women with disabilities

Rimmer JH, Hsieh K, Graham BC, Gerber BS, Gray-Stanley JA.  Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60608-6904, USA. jrimmer@uic.edu.  J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2010 Oct;19(10):1869-76. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2010.1941. BACKGROUND: This pilot study examined the effectiveness of a telephone-based intervention to increase physical activity in obese African American women with […]

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Obesity and overweight prevalence among adolescents with disabilities

Rimmer JH, Yamaki K, Davis BM, Wang E, Vogel LC.  Center on Health Promotion Research for Persons with Disabilities, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60608-6904, USA. jrimmer@uic.edu.  Prev Chronic Dis. 2011 Mar;8(2):A41. Epub 2011 Feb 15. INTRODUCTION:  We examined overweight and obesity prevalence among adolescents with disabilities […]

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Assessing disability in morbidly obese individuals: the Italian Society of Obesity test for obesity-related disabilities

Donini LM, Brunani A, Sirtori A, Savina C, Tempera S, Cuzzolaro M, Spera G, Cimolin V, Precilios H, Raggi A, Capodaglio P; SIO-ISDCA Task Force.  Department of Medical Physiopathology (Food Science Section)-Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. Disabil Rehabil. 2011;33(25-26):2509-18. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2011.575529. Epub 2011 May 4. PURPOSE: To validate a new obesity-specific disability assessment test: the […]

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Children with special health care needs: acknowledging the dilemma of difference in policy responses to obesity

Minihan PM, Must A, Anderson B, Popper B, Dworetzky B.  Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, 136 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111, USA. paula.minihan@tufts.edu.  Prev Chronic Dis. 2011 Sep;8(5):A95. Epub 2011 Aug 15. Children with special health care needs (SHCN) account for part of the increasing prevalence of childhood […]

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The assessment of weight status in children and young people attending a spina bifida outpatient clinic: a retrospective medical record review

McPherson AC, Swift JA, Yung E, Lyons J, Church P.  Bloorview Research Institute, Dalla Lana School of Public Health , Toronto, ON , Canada . Disabil Rehabil. 2013 Mar 19. [Epub ahead of print]. Purpose: Children with disabilities are two to three times more likely to become overweight or obese than typically developing children. Children […]

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Piloting a manualised weight management programme (Shape Up-LD) for overweight and obese persons with mild-moderate learning disabilities: study protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial

Beeken RJ, Spanos D, Fovargue S, Hunter R, Omar R, Hassiotis A, King M, Wardle J, Croker H.  Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University College London, 1-19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 6BT, UK. r.beeken@ucl.ac.uk  Trials. 2013 Mar 12;14:71. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-14-71. BACKGROUND: National obesity rates have dramatically risen over the last decade. Being obese significantly […]

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Carers’ perspectives of a weight loss intervention for adults with intellectual disabilities and obesity: a qualitative study

Spanos D, Hankey CR, Boyle S, Koshy P, Macmillan S, Matthews L, Miller S, Penpraze V, Pert C, Robinson N, Melville CA.  Institute of Health and Wellbeing, College of Medical and Veterinary Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, UK.  J Intellect Disabil Res. 2013 Jan;57(1):90-102. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2011.01530.x. Epub 2012 Feb 28. BACKGROUND: To date, no studies […]

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How do children with disabilities view ‘healthy living’? A descriptive pilot study

McPherson AC, Lindsay S.  Bloorview Research Institute, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada. amcpherson@hollandbloorview.ca.  Disabil Health J. 2012 Jul;5(3):201-9. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2012.04.004. BACKGROUND:  Childhood obesity is one of the greatest health problems of the 21st Century. Compared with their non-disabled peers, children with disabilities have been shown […]

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