Youth

Cognitive and affective empathy among adolescent siblings of children with a physical disability

Lidia Perenc, M.D., Ryszard Pęczkowski, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 43-48 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.08.008 Background This study is a continuation of research on possible psychosocial benefits resulting from exposure to sibling with disability present in the family system. The issue seems to be especially important in Poland because of growing […]

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Youth and parents’ experiences of a new inter-agency transition model for spina bifida compared to youth who did not take part in the model

Sally Lindsay, Ph.D., Melissa Fellin, Ph.D., Heather Cruickshank, B.A., Amy McPherson, Ph.D., Joanne Maxwell, M.Sc. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: May 27, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.05.009 Background Young adults with spina bifida are underserved in health care and are at risk as they transition to adult health care. A pediatric rehabilitation hospital and […]

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Associations between neurodevelopmental disorders and factors related to school, health, and social interaction in schoolchildren: Results from a Swedish population-based survey

Linda Beckman, Ph.D., Staffan Janson, M.D., Ph.D., Laura von Kobyletzki, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: May 18, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.05.002 Background Children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to be surrounded by different risk factors. In order to work preventively with decreasing ADHD and ASD […]

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Balance training improves postural balance, gait, and functional strength in adolescents with intellectual disabilities: Single-blinded, randomized clinical trial

Kyeongjin Lee, Ph.D., Myungmo Lee, Ph.D., Changho Song, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: February 15, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.01.010 Background Adolescents with intellectual disabilities often present with problems of balance and mobility. Balance training is an important component of physical activity interventions, with growing evidence that it can be beneficial for people with […]

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A wellness program for individuals with disabilities: Using a student wellness coach approach

Hui-Ju Young, Ph.D., Melissa L. Erickson, M.S., Kristen B. Johnson, B.S., R.D., L.D., Mary Ann Johnson, Ph.D., Kevin K. McCully, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal Published July 2015 Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 345–352 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.12.003 Background Individuals with disabilities are at higher risk of health conditions; thus, there is a need to provide hands-on opportunities for pre-healthcare professionals to interact with […]

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Peer victimization as a mediator of the relationship between disability status and psychosocial distress

Marjorie G. McGee, Ph.D. DOI: www.disabilityandhealthjnl.com/article/S1936-6574(14)00149-6/abstract Background Youth with disabilities experience greater levels of peer victimization and psychosocial distress than non-disabled youth. However, the extent to which exposure to peer victimization mediates the relationship between disability status and psychosocial distress is unknown. Objective To determine whether the relationship between disability status and psychological distress was […]

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Correlates of wellness among youth with functional disabilities

K.S. Menear, Ph.D, J.K. Preskitt, Ph.D, S.S. Goldfarb, Ph.D, N. Menachemi, Ph.D DOI: www.disabilityandhealthjnl.com/article/S1936-6574(14)00156-3/abstract Background The literature is more informative on the impediments to wellness among youth with functional limitations and less instructive on the state of wellness for this population. Objective To explore overall wellness, and each sub-dimension of wellness, in a national sample […]

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