Social Participation

Treatment efficacy of social communication skills training after traumatic brain injury: a randomized treatment and deferred treatment controlled trial.

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of a replicable group treatment program to improve social communication skills after traumatic brain injury (TBI). DESIGN: Randomized treatment and deferred treatment controlled trial, with follow-up at 3, 6, and 9 months post-treatment. SETTING: Community. PARTICIPANTS: Volunteer sample of 52 people with TBI who were at least 1 year postinjury, […]

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Short-term changes in and predictors of participation of older adults after stroke following acute care or rehabilitation.

BACKGROUND: Stroke can lead to restrictions in participation in daily activities and social roles. Although considered an important rehabilitation outcome, little is known about participation after stroke and its predictors, and about the differences associated with the types of services provided following stroke. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were 1) to follow and compare […]

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AAC technologies to enhance participation and access to meaningful societal roles for adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities who require AAC.

In this paper we review published research describing the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to support societal participation by adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities who require AAC. We focus on three major participation domains: post-secondary education and training, the workplace, and community living and social interaction opportunities. Based on the findings of […]

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The Effect of Depressive Symptoms on the Association Between Functional Status and Social Participation.

OBJECTIVES: The aim of the current study was to examine the interactive effects of depressive symptoms and lower extremity functioning on social participation for a group of moderately to severely disabled older women. METHODS: The study used a cross-sectional community based sample, enrolled in the Women’s Health and Aging Study I, randomly selected from the […]

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Pilot on evaluating social participation following the use of an assistive technology designed to facilitate face-to-face communication between deaf and hearing persons.

We know very little about social participation following the use of an assistive technology, and nothing regarding a device designed to facilitate face-to-face communication between hearing persons and deaf people who use sign language, and cannot speak and write. A pilot on evaluating social participation following the use of a new assistive technology is proposed. […]

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Measurement of participation in myotonic dystrophy: reliability of the LIFE-H.

Person-perceived social participation is an important aspect to measure in rehabilitation in neuromuscular disorders. The objective was to document the test-retest and inter-rater reliability of the Assessment of Life Habits (LIFE-H), in a sample of individuals with myotonic dystrophy (DM1). Twenty-eight participants with myotonic dystrophy aged between 29 and 75 years (mean: 52.7) were recruited. […]

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Predictors of long-term participation after stroke.

PURPOSE: (1) To explore factors that predict long-term participation after stroke (2-4 years after discharge from rehabilitation), and (2) to determine factors that predict both short- and long-term participation. METHODS: Biopsychosocial data of people who had had a stroke were measured at discharge from an intensive rehabilitation unit using valid instruments. Six months later (n=102) […]

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Profile of arthritis disability: II.

OBJECTIVE: Arthritis is the most common chronic condition and the most common cause of disability among older US adults. We studied social participation, disabilities in many life domains, accommodations used (buffers), and accommodations needed (barriers) for US adults with arthritis disability compared with adults with disability from other conditions. METHODS: The data source is the […]

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How might districts identify local barriers to participation for children with cerebral palsy?

OBJECTIVES: To explore how data about participation and the local environment might be used to identify barriers to participation for children with cerebral palsy. METHODS: Participation is measured at 5 years of age using the six domains of the lifestyle assessment questionnaire. Individual child score profiles are compared with expected patterns from similar children and […]

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