Physical Activity

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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An internet survey of the characteristics and physical activity of community-dwelling Australian adults with acquired brain injury: Exploring interest in an internet-delivered self-management program focused on physical activity

Taryn M. Jones, B.App.Sc. (Phty.), Catherine M. Dean, B.App.Sc. (Phty.), M.A., Ph.D., Blake F. Dear, B.Soc.Sc. (Hons.), M.Clin.Psych., Ph.D., Julia M. Hush, B.Sc. (Hons.), B.App.Sc. (Phty.), Ph.D., Nickolai Titov, B.A., M.A., P.G.Dip.Clin.Psyc., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, January 2016 Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 54–63 www.disabilityandhealthjnl.com/article/S1936-6574(15)00108-9/abstract Individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI) are more likely to be […]

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Leisure-Time Physical Activity in adults with Cerebral Palsy

Koyo Usuba, M.Sc., Bruce Oddson, Ph.D., Alain Gauthier, Ph.D., Nancy L. Young, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, October 2015 Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 611–618 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.05.006 Background Cerebral Palsy (CP) is becoming more prevalent in the adult population, but there is limited information available regarding their Leisure-Time Physical Activity (LTPA). Objective To investigate the self-reported frequency and LTPA participation […]

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The descriptive epidemiology of daily sitting time as a sedentary behavior in multiple sclerosis

Elizabeth A. Hubbard, M.S., Robert W. Motl, Ph.D., Patricia J. Manns, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal October 2015 Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 594–601 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.06.003 Background Sedentary behavior is pervasive among the general population, but little is known about the epidemiology of this behavior in multiple sclerosis (MS). Objective We compared self-reported sitting time (ST), as a measure of […]

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Development of the Barriers to Physical Activity Questionnaire for People with Mobility Impairments

Vijay Vasudevan, Ph.D., James H. Rimmer, Ph.D., Frederick Kviz, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, October 2015, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 547–556 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.04.007 Background Despite the widely known benefits of physical activity, people with disabilities are more likely to be inactive when compared to people without disabilities. Previous questionnaires that measure barriers physical activity for people with disabilities do […]

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Profile of energy expenditure in people with rheumatoid arthritis

Marie Tierney, Ph.D., Alexander Fraser, M.D., Helen Purtill, Ph.D., Norelee Kennedy, Ph.D., Disability and Health Journal, October 2015, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 514–520 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.03.008 Background No definitive conclusions have been made on the levels of physical activity in the rheumatoid arthritis (RA) population. Similarly no clear consensus has been reached on the correlates and predictors of physical activity in […]

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“How did that happen?” Public responses to women with mobility disability during pregnancy

Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc., Amy J. Wint, M.Sc., Suzanne C. Smeltzer, R.N., Ed.D., Jeffrey L. Ecker, M.D. Disability and Health Journal Published July 2015 Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 380–387

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