Visual Impairment

Beliefs about physical activity and sedentary behaviors of adults with visual impairments

Justin A. Haegele, Ph.D., Samuel R. Hodge, Ph.D., Francis M. Kozub, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p571–579 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.03.008   Background When exploring reasons why individuals with visual impairments (VI) may or may not engage in physical activity (PA) or sedentary behaviors (SB), theoretically grounded research on the determinants of these behaviors is scarce. Objective/Hypothesis Situated in […]

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The prevalence of abdominal obesity among pupils with visual impairment in Poland

Magdalena Wrzesińska, Ph.D., Beata Urzędowicz, M.D., Ph.D., Tadeusz Nawarycz, Ph.D., Sławomir Motylewski, Ph.D., Lucjan Pawlicki, M.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p559–564 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.02.004   Background Obesity particularly affects young people with disabilities, whose ability to participate in health promotion programs is reduced. Objective The aim of the study is to determine the prevalence of abdominal obesity among students […]

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Sedentary behavior in adults with visual impairments

Brooke E. Starkoff, Ph.D., Elizabeth K. Lenz, Ph.D., Lauren Lieberman, Ph.D., John Foley, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: May 27, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.05.005 Background Specific sedentary behaviors (SB) are associated with risk factors for preventable chronic health conditions in adults, yet time participating in SB has increased over the years. Objective […]

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Discrimination of tenants with a visual impairment on the housing market: Empirical evidence from correspondence tests

Pieter-Paul Verhaeghe, Ph.D., Koen Van der Bracht, Ph.D., Bart Van de Putte, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal  April 2016, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 226–233 Published online: October 24, 2015 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.10.002 Background According to the social model of disability, physical ‘impairments’ become disabilities through exclusion in social relations. An obvious form of social exclusion might […]

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