Accuracy of the FitBit at walking speeds and cadences relevant to clinical rehabilitation populations

Abhishek K. Singh, M.Clin.Rehab., Craig Farmer, B.Sc. (physio.), Maayken L.E. Van Den Berg, Ph.D., Maggie Killington, Ph.D., Christopher J. Barr, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, p320–323 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.10.011   Background Activity monitoring is used for motivation and assessing patients in the rehabilitation setting. Monitors available on the market have not been… Read More »»

Development of the Barriers to Physical Activity Questionnaire for People with Mobility Impairments

Vijay Vasudevan, Ph.D., James H. Rimmer, Ph.D., Frederick Kviz, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, October 2015, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 547–556 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.04.007 Background Despite the widely known benefits of physical activity, people with disabilities are more likely to be inactive when compared to people without disabilities. Previous questionnaires that measure barriers physical activity for people with disabilities do… Read More »»

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… Read More »»

Accelerometer-determined physical activity, mobility disability, and health

Paul D. Loprinzi, Ph.D., Jonathan Sheffield, B.A., Brian M. Tyo, Ph.D., Jeanine Fittipaldi-Wert, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 4, p419–425 Published online: June 7, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.05.005 Background We have a limited understanding of the objectively-determined physical activity levels among those with mobility limitations. Further, the association between objectively-measured physical activity and… Read More »»

Physical activity in persons with late effects of polio: A descriptive study

Cecilia Winberg, M.Sc., Ulla-Britt Flansbjer, Ph.D., Gunilla Carlsson, Ph.D., James Rimmer, Ph.D., Jan Lexell, M.D., Ph.D. Published Online: February 19, 2014 Disability and Health Journal,  July 2014, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 302–308 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.02.003 Background To promote a healthy and active lifestyle there is a need to increase our knowledge of the level of physical activity… Read More »»

In praise of sport: Promoting sport participation as a mechanism of health among persons with a disability

Barbara Wilhite, Ed.D., C.T.R.S., John Shank, Ed.D., C.T.R.S. Department of Therapeutic Recreation, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA Disability and Health Journal, July 2009 Volume 2, Issue 3, Pages 116–127 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2009.01.002 Abstract Background Achieving and maintaining health are no less important to people with a disability than they are to anyone else; it is just typically more… Read More »»

Parents’ physical activity−related perceptions of their children with disabilities

Jeffrey J. Martin, Ph.D., Yun Seok Choi, Ph.D. Division of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Studies, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA Disability and Health Journal, January 2009 Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 9–14 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.09.001 Abstract Background Parental support of children’s physical activity is important, especially for young children with disabilities, given their low rates of physical… Read More »»

Pilot study exploring quality of life and barriers to leisure-time physical activity in persons with moderate to severe multiple sclerosis

Elizabeth A. Vanner, M.S., Pamela Block, Ph.D., Christopher C. Christodoulou, Ph.D., Beverly P. Horowitz, Ph.D., Lauren B. Krupp, M.D. Disability and Health Journal, January 2008 Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 58–65 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2007.11.001 Abstract Background We sought to assess how impairment (physiological/psychological) and disability (social/environmental) are associated with physical and leisure/recreation activity levels and quality of life… Read More »»

Physical activity and depression in middle and older-aged adults with multiple sclerosis

The findings reported in this paper were presented at the 2011 5th Joint Triennial Congress of the European and Americas Committees for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Mark P. Jensen, Ph.D., Ivan R. Molton, Ph.D., Kevin J. Gertz, M.P.A., Charles H. Bombardier, Ph.D., Dori E. Rosenberg, Ph.D., M.P.H. Department of Rehabilitation… Read More »»

Health beliefs and physical activity behavior in adults with multiple sclerosis

Susan L. Kasser, Ph.D., Maria Kosma, Ph.D. Published Online: August 17, 2012 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2012.07.001 Abstract Background Understanding how health beliefs intersect with physical activity in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) is an important step in developing effective activity promotion programs. Objective The purpose of the study was to employ the Health Belief Model (HBM) to… Read More »»