Social Participation

Disability and voting

Tetsuya Matsubayashi, Ph.D., Michiko Ueda, Ph.D. Published Online: March 18, 2014 Disability and Health Journal July 2014Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 285–291 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.03.001 Background For millions of people with disabilities in the United States, exercising the fundamental right to vote remains a challenge. Over the last few decades, the U.S. government has enacted several pieces of […]

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Influence of a Consumer-Directed Personal Assistance Services Program on the lives of persons with mobility impairments

David B. Gray, Ph.D., Jessica L. Dashner, O.T.D., O.T.R./L., Kerri A. Morgan, M.S.O.T., O.T.R./L., Melissa Lyles, M.S.O.T., O.T.R./L., Michael D. Scheller, P.T.A., Carrie L. Morris, B.A., Holly H. Hollingsworth, Ph.D. Program in Occupational Therapy, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA Disability and Health Journal,  October 2009 Volume 2, Issue 4, Pages 188–195 DOI: […]

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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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People with mobility impairments: Physical activity and quality of participation

Angela Crawford, M.S.O.T./S., Holly H. Hollingsworth, Ph.D., Kerri Morgan, M.S.O.T., O.T.R./L., David B. Gray, Ph.D. Program in Occupational Therapy and Department of Neurology, Washington University, School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA Disability and Health Journal, January 2008 Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 7–13 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2007.11.004 Abstract Background We sought to describe the characteristics of physical […]

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Valued life activities and readiness to quit smoking among mobility-impaired smokers.

Busch AM, Borrelli B.  Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Program in Nicotine and Tobacco, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI 02903, USA. Andrew_busch@brown.edu.  Health Psychol. 2012 Jan;31(1):122-5. doi: 10.1037/a0025218. Epub 2011 Aug 29. OBJECTIVE: People with physical disabilities smoke at a higher rate than their nondisabled peers, with rates as high as […]

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Social Participation in a Nationally Representative Sample of Older Youth and Young Adults With Autism.

OBJECTIVE: To describe social participation and identify factors that affect it in a nationally representative sample of adolescents and young adults with autism. METHODS: Longitudinal cohort study using data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2. The World Health Organization International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health model was used with participation as the dependent category. […]

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How does participation of youth with spina bifida vary by age?

BACKGROUND:  Youth with disabilities are at risk for decreased participation in community activities. However, little is known about participation at different developmental periods of childhood and adolescence among youth with spina bifida (SB) or whether child, family, and SB-associated factors influence participation. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES:  Our cross-sectional study examined participation among youth with SB and assessed how […]

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Determinants of social participation–with friends and others who are not family members–for youths with cerebral palsy.

BACKGROUND: Social participation provides youths with opportunities to develop their self-concept, friendships, and meaning in life. Youths with cerebral palsy (CP) have been reported to participate more in home-based leisure activities and to have fewer social experiences with friends and others than youths without disabilities. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to identify youth, […]

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Youth with spina bifida and transitions: health and social participation in a nationally represented sample.

OBJECTIVE: To describe outcomes and identify factors that affect social participation in youth and young adults with spina bifida. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective data from a nationally representative survey of youth and young adults with disabilities were analyzed. The WHO ICF framework was used with participation as the dependent category and (a) body function/structure; (b) activities; […]

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Toward mobile phone design for all: meeting the needs of stroke survivors.

In the July-August 2008 issue of Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, Greig and colleagues described a small, qualitative study of features of mobile phone handset design, documentation, and use that either enhance or hinder usability for people with aphasia. The authors noted that, despite considerable difficulties, study participants appreciated the social participation that mobile phones support. […]

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