Health Education

Health Education Research: Education of Caregivers, Consumers, & Families

Sexuality issues and gynecologic care of adolescents with developmental disabilities. Greydanus DE, Omar HA.  Pediatrics and Human Development, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, 1000 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-1284, USA. Greydanus@kcms.msu.edu  Pediatr Clin North Am. 2008 Dec;55(6):1315-35, viii. All human beings are sexual from birth to […]

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Health Education Research: Health Communication

Computer and internet use by persons after traumatic spinal cord injury. Goodman N, Jette AM, Houlihan B, Williams S.  Department of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, MA 02118, USA. naomirgoodman@yahoo.com  Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2008 Aug;89(8):1492-8. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether computer and internet use by persons post spinal cord injury (SCI) is sufficiently prevalent and […]

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Health Education Research: Education of Health Care Professionals

Sexuality in children and adolescents with disabilities. Murphy N.  Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah, 50 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA. nancy.murphy@hsc.utah.edu Dev Med Child Neurol. 2005 Sep;47(9):640-4.  Comment in:  Dev Med Child Neurol. 2008 Aug;50(8):563. This review presents a discussion of the sexual development of children and adolescents with disabilities, […]

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Improving the health and health behaviors of women aging with physical disabilities: A peer-led health promotion program.

OBJECTIVE: To examine the efficacy of a health promotion program for women aging with physical disabilities. METHOD: A sample of 137 middle-aged and older women with physical disabilities was randomly assigned to either an 8-week health promotion program or to a wait-list control group. Both groups completed questionnaires before, immediately after, and 3 months after […]

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Attitudinal and psychosocial outcomes of a fitness and health education program on adults with down syndrome.

Attitudinal and psychosocial outcomes of a fitness and health education program for adults with Down syndrome were examined. Participants were 53 adults with Down syndrome ages 30 years and older (29 females, 24 males, M age = 39.72 years) who were randomized into a training (n = 32) or control group (n = 21). The […]

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Accessible online health promotion information for persons with disabilities.

Online health promotion materials have great potential to reach persons with disabilities and provide valuable information to this vulnerable population. While health promotion efforts are important for everyone, they are crucial for individuals with disabilities. Yet information needed to support these efforts is often presented in such a way that its access is limited or […]

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