Visual Impairment

Physical activity levels in children with sensory problems: Cross-sectional analyses from the Millennium Cohort Study

Genevieve Williams, Ph.D., Daniel Aggio, M.Sc., Brendon Stubbs, Ph.D., Shahina Pardhan, Ph.D., Benjamin Gardner, Ph.D., Lee Smith, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 58-61 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.07.002 Background Hearing and vision impairments/problems are associated with increased risk of premature mortality in adulthood. One potential pathway explaining this association is reduced levels […]

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Self-reported physical activity using International Physical Activity Questionnaire in adolescents and young adults with visual impairment

Magdalena Wrzesińska, Ph.D. Anna Lipert, Ph.D., Beata Urzędowicz, M.D., Ph.D., Lucjan Pawlicki, M.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 20-30 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.05.001 Background Young people with visual impairment (VI) face many environmental barriers that influence physical activity. Objective The aims of the study were to assess the level of physical […]

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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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