caregivers

Differences in physical health, and health behaviors between family caregivers of children with and without disabilities

Meen Hye Lee, Ph.D., R.N., Chang Park, Ph.D., Alicia K. Matthews, Ph.D., Kelly Hsieh, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p565–570 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.03.007   Background Providing care for children with disabilities can negatively influence the physical health and health behaviors of family caregivers. Objectives/hypothesis The study purposes were to compare the prevalence of chronic conditions and health risk behaviors […]

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Caregivers’ effect on weight management in adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

L.T. Ptomey, Ph.D., R.D., L.D., C.A. Gibson, Ph.D., J. Lee, Ph.D., D.K. Sullivan, Ph.D., R.D., R.A. Washburn, Ph.D , A.M. Gorczyca, Ph.D, J.E. Donnelly, Ep.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p542–547 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.02.001   Introduction Caregivers of adults with IDD often play a large role in the ability of adults with IDD to lose weight. Objective The purpose of this study […]

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Quality of life of stroke survivors and their informal caregivers: A prospective study

Enkhzaya Chuluunbaatar, M.D.,Yiing-Jenq Chou, M.D., Ph.D., Christy Pu, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, p306–312 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.10.007 Background Health care improvements have led to increased survival among stroke patients; however, the disability level remains high. These patients require assistance from caregivers, particularly in the first year after stroke. Longitudinal studies of quality […]

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Racial-ethnic variations in paid and unpaid caregiving: Findings among persons with traumatic spinal cord injury

Elizabeth A. Walker, M.P.A., Yue Cao, Ph.D., Philip A. Edles, M.A., Joshua Acuna, M.P.H., Cassandra Sligh-Conway, Ph.D., James S. Krause, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, October 2015, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 527–534 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.04.004 Background The effects of race-ethnicity on the use of paid and unpaid caregivers for those with spinal cord injury (SCI) have received little attention in the literature. Objective […]

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Development and psychometric properties of a scale assessing the needs of caregivers of children with disabilities

Seok Hong Tan, M.P.H, Postgraduate Unit, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Disability and Health Journal, July 2015 Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 414–423 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.11.003 Background Planning and evaluation of health care services for children with disabilities requires information on their caregivers’ needs. Objective This paper aims to present […]

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