Physical Disabilities

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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Food insufficiency and food insecurity as risk factors for physical disability among Palestinian refugees in Lebanon: Evidence from an observational study

Nisreen Salti, Ph.D., M.P.A., Hala Ghattas, E.Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: March 24, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.03.003 Background Potential interactions between malnutrition and disability are increasingly recognized, and both are important global health issues. Causal effects working from nutrition to disability and from disability back to nutrition present an empirical […]

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Asthma and asthma-related health care utilization among people without disabilities and people with physical disabilities

  Michelle L. Stransky, Ph.D., Robert McGrath, Ph.D., Amanda Reichard, Ph.D., Monica McClain, Ph.D., Kimberly G. Phillips, M.A., Andrew Houtenville, Ph.D., Charles E. Drum, M.P.A., J.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: May 18, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.05.003 Background Previous research has shown that people with disabilities have higher rates of some chronic diseases and receive poorer disease-specific […]

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The bidirectional association between body weight and mobility disability: A population-based cohort

Jeroen S. de Munter, Ph.D., Per Tynelius, M.Sc., Gerd Ahlström, Ph.D., Finn Rasmussen, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: June 22, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.06.001 Background Obesity is more common in people with mobility disability than in non-disabled individuals, but less is known about the longitudinal effects leading to this health state. Objective […]

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Trajectories of limitations in activities of daily living among older adults in Mexico, 2001–2012

Carlos Díaz-Venegas, Ph.D.; Rebeca Wong, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: February 12, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.01.011 Background Trajectories of disability are an essential component to understand the burden of disability at the societal level. Longitudinal studies, compared to cross-national studies, enable a better analysis of the progression of physical limitations among the […]

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Pregnancy among women with physical disabilities: Unmet needs and recommendations on navigating pregnancy

Monika Mitra , Ph.D., Linda M. Long-Bellil , Ph.D., J.D., Lisa I. Iezzoni , M.D., M.Sc., Suzanne C. Smeltzer , Ed.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Lauren D. Smith , M.P.H. July 2016Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 457–463 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.12.007 Background Despite concerns raised in the literature on the adverse pregnancy outcomes of women with physical disabilities, there is […]

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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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Muscle strength and anaerobic performance in football players with cerebral palsy

Javier Yanci, Ph.D., Carlo Castagna, Ph.D., Asier Los Arcos, Ph.D., Alfredo Santalla, Ph.D., Ignacio Grande, Ph.D., Joaquín Figueroa, Ph.D., Jesús Camara, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, p313–319 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.11.003 Background This is the first study that quantified the anaerobic performance in football players with cerebral palsy (CP). Objective This study aimed […]

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Social-ecological influences on interpersonal support in people with physical disability

Paul G. Devereux, Ph.D., M.P.H., Charles C. Bullock, Ph.D., Zebbedia G. Gibb, M.A., Heidi Himler, M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal October 2015 Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 564–572 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.05.002 Background People with physical disability report lower amounts of emotional and informational social support compared with other populations but it is unclear how influences at the broader societal level impact support […]

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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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