Physical Activity

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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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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