Physical Activity

Healthy body, healthy mind: A mixed methods study of outcomes, barriers and supports for exercise by people who have chronic moderate-to-severe acquired brain injury

Laura S. Lorenz, Ph.D., M.Ed., Ann L. Charrette, D.P.T., Therese M. O’Neil-Pirozzi, Sc.D., C.C.C.-S.L.P., Julia M. Doucett, B.A., Jeffrey Fong, PharmD Disability and Health Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 70-78 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.08.005 Background Few people with chronic moderate-to-severe brain injury are following recommended physical activity guidelines. Objective Investigate effects of planned, systematic […]

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Development and evaluation of a social cognitive theory-based instrument to assess correlations for physical activity among people with spinal cord injury

Jereme Wilroy, Ph.D., Lori Turner, Ph.D., David Birch, Ph.D., Deidre Leaver-Dunn, Ph.D., Elizabeth Hibberd, Ph.D., James Leeper Disability and Health Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 62-69 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.03.010 Background People with spinal cord injury (SCI) are more susceptible to sedentary lifestyles because of the displacement of physical functioning and the copious barriers. Benefits […]

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Physical activity levels in children with sensory problems: Cross-sectional analyses from the Millennium Cohort Study

Genevieve Williams, Ph.D., Daniel Aggio, M.Sc., Brendon Stubbs, Ph.D., Shahina Pardhan, Ph.D., Benjamin Gardner, Ph.D., Lee Smith, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 58-61 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.07.002 Background Hearing and vision impairments/problems are associated with increased risk of premature mortality in adulthood. One potential pathway explaining this association is reduced levels […]

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Physical activity of rurally residing children with a disability: A survey of parents and carers

Luke Wakely, M.H.Sc (Paed Physio), B.AppSc(Physio), Jessica Langham, B(Physio), Catherine Johnston, Ph.D., M.AppSc (Cardiopulmonary Physio), B.AppSc (Physio), Kym Rae, Ph.D., B.Sc. (Hons), B.Sc./B.Teach Disability and Health Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 31-35 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.05.002 Background Children residing in rural areas face unique barriers to physical activity participation. Further, while children with a disability […]

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Self-reported physical activity using International Physical Activity Questionnaire in adolescents and young adults with visual impairment

Magdalena Wrzesińska, Ph.D. Anna Lipert, Ph.D., Beata Urzędowicz, M.D., Ph.D., Lucjan Pawlicki, M.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 20-30 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.05.001 Background Young people with visual impairment (VI) face many environmental barriers that influence physical activity. Objective The aims of the study were to assess the level of physical […]

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Impact of enjoyment on physical activity and health among children with disabilities in schools

Jooyeon Jin, Ph.D., Joonkoo Yun, Ph.D., Stamatis Agiovlasitis, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 14-19 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.04.004 Background Enjoyment in school-based physical activity (PA) programs, such as recess or physical education may be important for promoting children’s health, but there is a lack of evidence explaining how enjoyment affects health […]

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This is your new normal: A qualitative study of barriers and facilitators to physical activity in Veterans with lower extremity loss

Alyson J. Littman, Ph.D., M.P.H., Erin D. Bouldin, Ph.D., M.P.H., Jodie K. Haselkorn, M.D., M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p600–606 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.03.004 Background Regular physical activity (PA) is essential for aging well with a disability, preventing the onset or worsening of chronic conditions, functional loss, and maintaining or improving quality of life, yet PA levels are low […]

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Social cognitive correlates of physical activity among persons with multiple sclerosis: Influence of depressive symptoms

  Ipek Ensari, Ph.D., Dominique Kinnett-Hopkins, B.S., Robert W. Motl, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p580–586 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.03.006   Background Physical inactivity and elevated depressive symptoms are both highly prevalent and correlated among persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). Variables from Social Cognitive Theory (SCT) might be differentially correlated with physical activity in persons with MS who […]

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Beliefs about physical activity and sedentary behaviors of adults with visual impairments

Justin A. Haegele, Ph.D., Samuel R. Hodge, Ph.D., Francis M. Kozub, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p571–579 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.03.008   Background When exploring reasons why individuals with visual impairments (VI) may or may not engage in physical activity (PA) or sedentary behaviors (SB), theoretically grounded research on the determinants of these behaviors is scarce. Objective/Hypothesis Situated in […]

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Dietary and physical activity behaviors of adults with developmental disabilities and their direct support professional providers

Kendall A. Leser, Ph.D., Phyllis L. Pirie, Ph.D., Amy K. Ferketich, Ph.D., Susan M. Havercamp, Ph.D.,Mary Ellen Wewers, Ph.D., M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p532–541 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.01.006   Background People with developmental disabilities lead more sedentary lifestyles, consume poorer diets, as well as have higher rates of chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease when compared to […]

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