Paralysis

Adults aging ‘with’ and ‘into’ paralysis: Epidemiological analyses of demography and health

  Alicia Dixon-Ibarra, Ph.D., M.P.H., Gloria Krahn, Ph.D., M.P.H., Heidi Fredine, M.P.H., Anthony Cahill, Ph.D., Susan Jenkins, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: June 21, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.06.003 Background Survival for many individuals with paralysis is increasing, making this population a larger subset of the aging population (Molton, & Jensen, 2010). Yet little is known about […]

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Weight loss intention, dietary behaviors, and barriers to dietary change in veterans with lower extremity amputations

A.J. Littman, Ph.D., L.V. McFarland, Ph.D., M.L. Thompson, Ph.D., E.D. Bouldin, M.P.H.,D.E. Arterburn, M.D., B.R. Majerczyk, M.P.H., E.J. Boyko, M.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 325–335 Published Online: November 29, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.10.003| Background Obesity is thought to be highly prevalent in persons with lower extremity amputations (LEAs) and can impair physical and social functioning. Objective […]

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Social support, depression, and physical disability: Age and diagnostic group effects

Mark P. Jensen, Ph.D., Amanda E. Smith, B.S., Charles H. Bombardier, Ph.D., Kathryn M. Yorkston, Ph.D., Jordi Miró, Ph.D., Ivan R. Molton, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 2, p164–172 Published online: November 11, 2013 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.11.001  Background Social support is an important resource that may benefit individuals aging with physical disabilities, although […]

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Association of total serum cholesterol with functional outcome following home care rehabilitation in Italian patients with stroke

Maria Concetta Cataldo, M.D., Maria Luisa Calcara, M.D., Giuseppe Caputo, M.D., Caterina Mammina, M.D. Published Online: December 30, 2011 Disability and Health Journal, April 2012 Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 111–116 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2011.11.003  Abstract Background Stroke is a disabling disease. In elderly populations, stroke is the third leading cause of death and the primary cause of reduction […]

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Effects of circuit resistance training on fitness attributes and upper-extremity pain in middle-aged men with paraplegia.

OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of circuit resistance exercise (CRT) training on muscle strength, endurance, anaerobic power, and shoulder pain in middle-aged men with paraplegia. DESIGN: Repeated testing. SETTING: Academic medical center. PARTICIPANTS: Seven men (age range, 39-58y) with motor-complete paraplegia from T5 to T12 and confirmed shoulder pain occurring during daily activities. INTERVENTIONS: Not […]

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Activity, activity, activity: rethinking our physical therapy approach to cerebral palsy.

This perspective outlines the theoretical basis for the presentation with the same name as the second part of this title, which was given at the III STEP conference in July 2005. It elaborates on the take-home message from that talk, which was to promote activity in children and adults with cerebral palsy and other central […]

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Effective intervention strategies for management of impaired posture and fatigue with post-polio syndrome: a case report.

This case report describes effective intervention strategies that included gait training with the use of an acceptable, assistive device for the management of impaired posture and fatigue associated with post-polio syndrome. Review of videotaped gait-training sessions enhanced patient compliance with the assistive device, a single forearm crutch. The 49-year-old female acquired childhood polio with resulting […]

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The effects of single bouts of body-weight supported treadmill training on the feeling states of people with spinal cord injury.

STUDY DESIGN: Pre-test, post-test study of the relationship between exercise-related changes in feeling states and pain among persons with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI) who performed three separate exercise sessions consisting of body-weight supported treadmill training (BWSTT). OBJECTIVES: To determine whether exercise-related changes in feeling states are related to exercise-related changes in pain and […]

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Development and qualitative assessment of the GAME(Cycle) exercise system.

Increased physical activity is important for reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. However, among people with disabilities, inactivity is prevalent. In order to encourage exercise among members of this group, an exercise system combining arm ergometry with video gaming, called the GAME(Cycle) was previously developed. User input was received through an arm crank ergometer on […]

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Accessibility of health clubs for people with mobility disabilities and visual impairments.

OBJECTIVE: We sought to examine the accessibility of health clubs to persons with mobility disabilities and visual impairments. METHODS: We assessed 35 health clubs and fitness facilities as part of a national field trial of a new instrument, Accessibility Instruments Measuring Fitness and Recreation Environments (AIMFREE), designed to assess accessibility of fitness facilities in the […]

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