Physical Activity

Fitness facilities still lack accessibility for people with disabilities

James H. Rimmer, PhD, Sangeetha Padalabalanarayanan, MS, Laurie A. Malone, PhD, Tapan Mehta Disability and Health Journal, April 2017, Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 214–221 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.12.011   Background Fitness facilities have potential to serve as places of ‘health enhancement’ for many underserved populations, particularly among people with physical/mobility disabilities where walking outdoors to meet recommendations for regular physical activity is […]

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Symptom variability, affect and physical activity in ambulatory persons with multiple sclerosis: Understanding patterns and time-bound relationships

  Susan L. Kasser, PhD, Amanda Goldstein, DPT, Phillip K. Wood, PhD, Jeremy Sibold, EdD Disability and Health Journal, April 2017, Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 207–213 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.10.006   Background Individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience a clinical course that is highly variable with daily fluctuations in symptoms significantly affecting functional ability and quality of life. Yet, understanding how MS […]

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Reliability and convergent validity of the 6-min run test in young adults with Down syndrome

Carlos Ayán-Pérez, Ph.D. in Sport Sciences, R. Iván Martínez-Lemos, Ph.D. in Sport Sciences, José M. Cancela-Carral, Ph.D. in Sport Sciences Disability and Health Journal, January 2017, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 105–113 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.07.004   Background There is limited evidence about the psychometric properties of field tests to measure cardiorespiratory fitness in people with Down syndrome. Objective This study […]

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The technical quality of online leisure time physical activity resources for people with physical disabilities

  Robert B. Shaw, B.P.H.E., Kylie D. Mallory, B.Sc., Jane Arkell, Kathleen A. Martin Ginis, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, January 2017, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 93–99 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.09.002   Background The internet is an important information source for people with disabilities. Unfortunately, little is known about the quality of online leisure time physical activity resources provided for people with […]

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Physical activity differences for college students with disabilities

Jamie Valis, Ph.D., Michelle Gonzalez, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, January 2017, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 87–92 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.09.003   Background Previous literature suggests that individuals with disabilities have increased rates of obesity and decreased participation in physical activity contributing to overall higher incidence of secondary health conditions compared to the general population without disabilities. Objective/hypothesis The purpose […]

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Criterion-related validity of the short form of the international physical activity questionnaire in adults who are Deaf

Diogo Menezes, M.S., Luís Laranjo, M.S., José Marmeleira, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, January 2017, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 33–38 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.06.005   Background To implement appropriate programs for promoting physical activity (PA) in people who are Deaf, it is important to have valid instruments for assessing PA in this population. Objective The main purpose of this study was […]

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Sedentary behavior in adults with visual impairments

Brooke E. Starkoff, Ph.D., Elizabeth K. Lenz, Ph.D., Lauren Lieberman, Ph.D., John Foley, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: May 27, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.05.005 Background Specific sedentary behaviors (SB) are associated with risk factors for preventable chronic health conditions in adults, yet time participating in SB has increased over the years. Objective […]

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Self-reported incidence and age of onset of chronic comorbid medical conditions in adults aging with long-term physical disability

Amanda E. Smith, B.S.; Ivan R. Molton, Ph.D.; Mark P. Jensen, Ph.D.; Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: February 17, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.02.002 Background Adults with long-term disability are living longer and may experience accelerated aging. More information is needed to understand the […]

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Balance training improves postural balance, gait, and functional strength in adolescents with intellectual disabilities: Single-blinded, randomized clinical trial

Kyeongjin Lee, Ph.D., Myungmo Lee, Ph.D., Changho Song, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: February 15, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.01.010 Background Adolescents with intellectual disabilities often present with problems of balance and mobility. Balance training is an important component of physical activity interventions, with growing evidence that it can be beneficial for people with […]

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Quality of life and psychological affect related to sport participation in children and youth athletes with physical disabilities: A parent and athlete perspective

Deborah R. Shapiro, Ph.D.Correspondence information about the author Ph.D. Deborah R. ShapiroEmail the author Ph.D. Deborah R. Shapiro, Laurie A. Malone, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: December 02, 2015 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.11.007 Background Adapted sport, with its recreational, therapeutic, and competitive characteristics is increasingly serving as a forum through which to develop […]

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