Social Participation

Vitality and mental health in disability: Associations with social relationships in persons with spinal cord injury and their partners

Hannah Tough, M.Sc., Christine Fekete, Ph.D., Martin W.G. Brinkhof, Ph.D,, Johannes Siegrist, Ph.D Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p294–302 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.12.008   Background Various social relationship constructs have been proposed to affect mental health. However, these constructs have rarely been studied in a comprehensive way in persons with chronic disabilities and their partners, inhibiting researchers from evaluating their relative […]

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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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Community and social participation among adults with mobility impairments: A mixed methods study

  Vidya Sundar, Ph.D., O.T.R./L., Debra L. Brucker, Ph.D., Megan A. Pollack, M.S., O.T.R./L.e, Hong Chang, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: May 27, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.05.006 Background Community and social participation is a complex phenomenon that is influenced by personal and environmental factors and is linked to a good quality of life and well-being. […]

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Men with disabilities – A cross sectional survey of health promotion, social inclusion and participation at community Men’s Sheds

Nathan J. Wilson, Ph.D., Reinie Cordier, Ph.D., Richard Parsons, Ph.D., Sharmila Vaz, Ph.D.c, Angus Buchanan, D.B.A.d   Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 1, p 118–126 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.08.013 Background The intersections between chronicity, disability and social inequality are well understood. Novel ways to counter the social determinants of health and disability are needed. Men’s […]

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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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Social participation and health-related quality of life in people with multiple sclerosis

Pavol Mikula, M.Sc., Iveta Nagyova, Ph.D., Martina Krokavcova, Ph.D., Marianna Vitkova, M.D., Jaroslav Rosenberger, M.D., Ph.D., Jarmila Szilasiova, M.D., Ph.D., Zuzana Gdovinova, M.D., Ph.D., Johan W. Groothoff, Ph.D., Jitse P. van Dijk, M.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 1, p29–34 Published online: July 16 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.07.002 Abstract Background Social participation is an […]

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Becoming disabled: The association between disability onset in younger adults and subsequent changes in productive engagement, social support, financial hardship and subjective wellbeing

Eric Emerson, Ph.D., Maina Kariuki, M.Sc., Anne Honey, Ph.D., Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Ph.D. Centre for Disability Research and Policy, University of Sydney, Australia Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 4, p448–456 Published online: April 23, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.03.004 Background Very few population-based studies have investigated the association between the onset of health conditions/impairments associated with […]

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Validity of the Participation and Environment Measure for Children and Youth (PEM-CY) for Health Impact Assessment (HIA) in sustainable development projects

Mary Khetani, Sc.D., Jenifer Marley, M.S., Megan Baker, M.S., Erin Albrecht, M.S., Gary Bedell, Ph.D., Wendy Coster, Ph.D., Dana Anaby, Ph.D., Mary Law, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 2, p226–235 Published online: November 11, 2013 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.11.003 Background Participation in home, school, and community activities is an important indicator of child health […]

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How do disabled individuals spend their leisure time?

Ricardo Pagán-Rodríguez, Ph.D. Applied Economics Department, University of Malaga, Plaza de El Ejido s/n, 29.071 Malaga, Spain Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 2, p196–205 Published online: January 27, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.01.001 Background Despite the important role that leisure time plays in individuals’ health, wellness and quality of life, the disability studies addressing leisure […]

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Social support, depression, and physical disability: Age and diagnostic group effects

Mark P. Jensen, Ph.D., Amanda E. Smith, B.S., Charles H. Bombardier, Ph.D., Kathryn M. Yorkston, Ph.D., Jordi Miró, Ph.D., Ivan R. Molton, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 2, p164–172 Published online: November 11, 2013 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.11.001  Background Social support is an important resource that may benefit individuals aging with physical disabilities, although […]

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