Physical Activity

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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The relationship between physical activity facility proximity and leisure-time physical activity in persons with spinal cord injury

Kelly P. Arbour, Ph.D., Kathleen A. Martin Ginis, Ph.D., The SHAPE-SCI Research Group Department of Kinesiology, Centre for Health Promotion and Rehabilitation, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4K1 Disability and Health Journal,  July 2009 Volume 2, Issue 3, Pages 128–135 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2009.01.003 Abstract Background Within the general able-bodied population, proximity of one’s home to physical activity […]

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A review of social and environmental barriers to physical activity for adults with intellectual disabilities

Amy E. Bodde, M.P.H., Dong-Chul Seo, Ph.D. Department of Applied Health Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA Disability and Health Journal, April 2009 Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 57–66 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.11.004 Abstract Background There is a higher prevalence of sedentary behavior among adults with intellectual disability (ID) compared to the general population. The majority of research on […]

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Parents’ physical activity−related perceptions of their children with disabilities

Jeffrey J. Martin, Ph.D., Yun Seok Choi, Ph.D. Division of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Studies, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA Disability and Health Journal, January 2009 Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 9–14 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.09.001 Abstract Background Parental support of children’s physical activity is important, especially for young children with disabilities, given their low rates of physical […]

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Measurement and description of physical activity in adult manual wheelchair users

Catherine A. Warms, Ph.D., R.N., C.R.R.N., JoAnne D. Whitney, Ph.D., R.N., C.W.C.N., F.A.A.N., Basia Belza, Ph.D., R.N. Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, University of Washington, School of Nursing, Seattle, WA 98195-6157, USA †This project was supported by NIH Research Grants 5 P20 NR008351-04 and NR008360-04 funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research and the […]

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