Physical Activity

Community Health Inclusion Index (CHII)

An Evaluation Tool for Improving Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Community Health Initiatives Released – click here.

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Sport participation among individuals with acquired physical disabilities: Group differences on demographic, disability, and Health Action Process Approach constructs

This abstract was presented at the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology’s annual meeting (SCAPPS) in November 2012. Marie-Josée Perrier, Ph.D., Celina H. Shirazipour, M.H.K., Amy E. Latimer-Cheung, Ph.D. DOI: www.disabilityandhealthjnl.com/article/S1936-6574(14)00152-6/abstract Background Despite numerous physical, social, and mental health benefits of engaging in moderate and vigorous intensity physical activities (e.g., sport), few individuals with acquired […]

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The impact on social capital of mobility disability and weight status: The Stockholm Public Health Cohort

Mattias Norrbäck, M.Sc., Jeroen de Munter, Ph.D., Per Tynelius, M.Sc., Gerd Ahlström, Ph.D., Finn Rasmussen, M.D., Ph.D. DOI: www.disabilityandhealthjnl.com/article/S1936-6574(14)00148-4/abstract Background People with mobility disability are more often overweight or obese and have lower social capital than people without mobility disability. It is unclear whether having a combination of mobility disability and overweight or obesity furthers […]

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Psychological and physical functioning difficulties associated with complex activity limitations among U.S. adults

Mitchell Loeb, M.S., Bruce S. Jonas, Sc.M., Ph.D. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, 3311 Toledo Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 1, p70–79 Published online: August 14 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.08.003 Abstract Background There is limited research that assesses psychological functioning categorically as a predictor […]

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A comparison of two weight management programs for adults with mobility impairments

Amanda Reichard, Ph.D., Muriel D. Saunders, Ph.D., Richard R. Saunders, Ph.D., Joseph E. Donnelly, Ph.D., Eric Lauer, M.P.H., Debra K. Sullivan, Ph.D., R.D., Lauren Ptomey, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 1, p61–69 Published online: August 14 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.08.002 Abstract Background Individuals with physical disabilities experience disparities in obesity; yet few interventions have […]

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Pain intensity is associated with both performance-based disability and self-reported disability in a sample of older adults attending primary health care centers

  Anabela G. Silva, Ph.D., Alexandra Queirós, Ph.D., Margarida Cerqueira, Ph.D., Nelson P. Rocha, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 4, p457–465 Published online: May 10, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.05.001 Background Older adults’ function level can be used as a predictor of future detrimental events, such as disability, reliance on others, risk of institutionalization […]

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Accelerometer-determined physical activity, mobility disability, and health

Paul D. Loprinzi, Ph.D., Jonathan Sheffield, B.A., Brian M. Tyo, Ph.D., Jeanine Fittipaldi-Wert, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 4, p419–425 Published online: June 7, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.05.005 Background We have a limited understanding of the objectively-determined physical activity levels among those with mobility limitations. Further, the association between objectively-measured physical activity and […]

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The relationships among sport self-perceptions and social well-being in athletes with physical disabilities

Parts of this paper have been presented at the 2010 NAFAP conference. Deborah R. Shapiro, Ph.D., Jeffery J. Martin, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 1, p42–48 Published online: July 24, 2013 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.06.002 Background Peer relationships account for a significant motivational influence on sport participation among youth athletes with and without disabilities. […]

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Calibration and validation of the Physical Activity Barrier Scale for persons who are blind or visually impaired

Miyoung Lee, Ph.D., Weimo Zhu, Ph.D., Elizabeth Ackley-Holbrook, Ph.D., Diana G. Brower, M.S., Bryan McMurray, M.S. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 3, p309–317 Published online: February 24, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.02.004 Background It is critical to employ accurate measures when assessing physical activity (PA) barriers in any subpopulation, yet existing measures are not appropriate […]

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Physical activity in persons with late effects of polio: A descriptive study

Cecilia Winberg, M.Sc., Ulla-Britt Flansbjer, Ph.D., Gunilla Carlsson, Ph.D., James Rimmer, Ph.D., Jan Lexell, M.D., Ph.D. Published Online: February 19, 2014 Disability and Health Journal,  July 2014, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 302–308 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.02.003 Background To promote a healthy and active lifestyle there is a need to increase our knowledge of the level of physical activity […]

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