Technology

Comparison of bioelectrical impedance and DXA for measuring body composition among adults with Down syndrome

Michael R. Esco, Ph.D., Brett S. Nickerson, Ph.D., Angela R. Russell, M.Ed. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p548–551 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.03.009   Background Individuals with Down syndrome (DS) have been shown to display high levels of adiposity and a unique body shape. Laboratory methods used to evaluate body composition might be too cumbersome for this special population. Therefore, field […]

Read More »»

Disability and health outcomes in geospatial analyses of Southeastern U.S. county health data

David W. Hollar Jr., Ph.D Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p518–524 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.01.003   Background People with disabilities tend to be at risk for secondary conditions. There is a need for comprehensive disability and health databases, including geographic information systems to evaluate trends in health, functioning, and employment. Objective We evaluated county levels in morbidity and […]

Read More »»

The effects of the smart environment on the information divide experienced by people with disabilities

Su-Jung Nam, Ph.D., Eun-Young Park, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p257–263 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.11.001   Background Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is connected with every aspect of social, cultural, economic, educational, and commercial activity. Smart devices in particular have changed society and are necessary goods for modern people. Smart device usage is rapidly growing in everyday life, […]

Read More »»