Community

Perceived environmental barriers to recreational, community, and school participation for children and youth with physical disabilities.

OBJECTIVE: To comprehensively describe parent perceptions of environmental barriers to recreational, community, and school participation for children with physical disabilities. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of cross-sectional data gathered in the first wave of a longitudinal study of the child, family, and environmental factors affecting the recreational and leisure participation of school-age children with physical disabilities. SETTING: […]

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Outcome from a community-based smoking cessation program for persons with serious mental illness.

Six and 12-month outcomes are reported on 79 mentally ill persons attending either a 4- or 8-session community-based smoking cessation group. Quit rates at post, 3-, 6-, and 12-month follow-ups were 16, 19, 16, and 19%, respectively, with no significant effect of program length. These success rates are comparable to outcomes reported following group-based treatment […]

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Distressed neighborhoods and child disability rates: analyses of 157,000 school-age children.

The aim of this study was to assess rates of childhood disability as indicated by functional limitation of motor, sensory, or self-care skills in children living in severely-distressed neighborhoods. For a neighborhood in the US Census Track to be considered severely distressed, three of the following four characteristics need to be present: >27% of children […]

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Secondary conditions in a community-based sample of women with physical disabilities over a 1-year period.

OBJECTIVE:   To examine prevalence and predictors of secondary conditions in women with physical disabilities. DESIGN:   Cross-sectional. SETTING:   Women were recruited through private and public health clinics and various community organizations. PARTICIPANTS:   A sample of 443 predominantly ethnic minority women with physical disabilities. INTERVENTIONS:  Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE:   Health Conditions Checklist interference score. RESULTS:   Aggregated […]

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Camp for all connection: a community health information outreach project.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the Camp For All Connection project is to facilitate access to electronic health information resources at the Camp For All facility. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS/RESOURCES: Camp For All is a barrier-free camp working in partnership with organizations to enrich the lives of children and adults with chronic illnesses and disabilities and their families by […]

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Minority Research: African American Population

Correlates of physical activity levels in a sample of urban African Americans with type 2 diabetes. Pearte CA, Gary TL, Brancati FL.  Ethn Dis. 2004 Spring;14(2):198-205. Comment in: Ethn Dis. 2004 Spring;14(2):185-8. BACKGROUND: Although regular physical activity is recommended for all adults and is vital in the management of diabetes, activity levels among African Americans […]

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Community health and nutrition screening for Special Olympics athletes.

Since 1961, Special Olympics has provided sports training and athletic competition for people with mental retardation. A recent addition to these Olympics has been the Healthy Athletes Program, designed to help the athletes improve their health and fitness, leading to enhanced sports experiences and well being. Original health services included dental and eye screening. In […]

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Community health and nutrition screening for Special Olympics athletes.

Since 1961, Special Olympics has provided sports training and athletic competition for people with mental retardation. A recent addition to these Olympics has been the Healthy Athletes Program, designed to help the athletes improve their health and fitness, leading to enhanced sports experiences and well being. Original health services included dental and eye screening. In […]

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Technology for independence: a community-based resource center.

Despite the prominence of the disability civil rights model–with its values of inclusion and empowerment–the majority of social and policy research conducted to date has not sufficiently included the perspective of persons with disabilities in the research process and as uniquely qualified researchers themselves. This article describes a new project, “Technology for Independence: A Community-Based […]

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Disability Policy Research: Population Estimates

History, implementation, and current status of the National Spinal Cord Injury Database. Stover SL, DeVivo MJ, Go BK. Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1999 Nov;80(11):1365-71 Objective: To summarize a 25-year history of the Model Spinal Cord Injury Program and the coexistent National Spinal Cord […]

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