Aging

This is your new normal: A qualitative study of barriers and facilitators to physical activity in Veterans with lower extremity loss

Alyson J. Littman, Ph.D., M.P.H., Erin D. Bouldin, Ph.D., M.P.H., Jodie K. Haselkorn, M.D., M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p600–606 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.03.004     Background Regular physical activity (PA) is essential for aging well with a disability, preventing the onset or worsening of chronic conditions, functional loss, and maintaining or improving quality of life, yet PA levels… Read More »»

Aging, mobility impairments and subjective wellbeing

Vicki A. Freedman, Ph.D. Deborah Carr, Ph.D., Jennifer C. Cornman, Ph.D., Richard E. Lucas, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p525–531 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.03.011   Background Wellbeing is often described as U-shaped over the life course, suggesting an apparent paradox that wellbeing remains high at older ages despite increases in impairments. Objective/Hypotheses We explore associations among age, lower body… Read More »»

Levels of disability in the older population of England: Comparing binary and ordinal classifications

Benedetta Pongiglione, Ph.D. (Student), George B. Ploubidis, Ph.D , Bianca L. De Stavola, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p509–517 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.01.005   Background Recent studies suggest the importance of distinguishing severity levels of disability. Nevertheless, there is not yet a consensus with regards to an optimal classification.  Objective Our study seeks to advance the existing binary… Read More »»

Multi-morbidity, disability and adaptation strategies among community-dwelling adults aged 75 years and older

Hon K. Yuen, Ph.D., O.T.R./L., Laura K. Vogtle, Ph.D., O.T.R./L. Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health Professions, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4| Published online: March 24, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.03.004 Background The impact of multi-morbidity and disability on the use of… Read More »»

Adults aging ‘with’ and ‘into’ paralysis: Epidemiological analyses of demography and health

  Alicia Dixon-Ibarra, Ph.D., M.P.H., Gloria Krahn, Ph.D., M.P.H., Heidi Fredine, M.P.H., Anthony Cahill, Ph.D., Susan Jenkins, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: June 21, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.06.003 Background Survival for many individuals with paralysis is increasing, making this population a larger subset of the aging population (Molton, & Jensen, 2010). Yet little is known about… Read More »»

Self-reported incidence and age of onset of chronic comorbid medical conditions in adults aging with long-term physical disability

Amanda E. Smith, B.S.; Ivan R. Molton, Ph.D.; Mark P. Jensen, Ph.D.; Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: February 17, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.02.002 Background Adults with long-term disability are living longer and may experience accelerated aging. More information is needed to understand the… Read More »»

Trajectories of limitations in activities of daily living among older adults in Mexico, 2001–2012

Carlos Díaz-Venegas, Ph.D.; Rebeca Wong, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: February 12, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.01.011 Background Trajectories of disability are an essential component to understand the burden of disability at the societal level. Longitudinal studies, compared to cross-national studies, enable a better analysis of the progression of physical limitations among the… Read More »»

The Dynamic contribution of chronic conditions to temporal trends in disability among U.S. adults

Shih-Fan Lin, DrPH , Audrey N. Beck, Ph.D., Brian K. Finch, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, p332–340 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.11.006 Background Although evidence has shown that U.S. late-life disability has been declining, studies have also suggested that there has been an increase in chronic diseases between 1984 and 2007. Objectives To further illuminate… Read More »»

Healthy Aging Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC)

The Healthy Aging Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) is a federally-funded research and training center, tasked with promoting healthy aging for persons living with a long-term physical disability. More info.

Disability levels and correlates among older mobile home dwellers, an NHATS analysis

Tala M. Al-Rousan, M.D., Linda M. Rubenstein, Ph.D., Robert B. Wallace, M.D., M.Sc. Disability and Health Journal July 2015 Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 363–371 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.01.002 Background Although remarkably understudied, manufactured or mobile homes are the housing choice for nearly 20 million Americans and little is known about the health of older persons living in mobile homes. Objective… Read More »»