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: 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 »»

A comparison of two weight management programs for adults with mobility impairments

Amanda Reichard, Ph.D., Muriel D. Saunders, Ph.D., Richard R. Saunders, Ph.D., Joseph E. Donnelly, Ph.D., Eric Lauer, M.P.H., Debra K. Sullivan, Ph.D., R.D., Lauren Ptomey, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 1, p61–69 Published online: August 14 2014 Abstract Background Individuals with physical disabilities experience disparities in obesity; yet few interventions have… 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: 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 »»

Transitions in mobility, ADLs, and IADLs among working-age Medicare beneficiaries

Marcia A. Ciol, Ph.D., Elizabeth K. Rasch, P.T., Ph.D., Jeanne M. Hoffman, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., Minh Huynh, Ph.D., Leighton Chan, M.D., M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 2, p206–215 Published online: November 11, 2013 DOI: Background Disability is a dynamic process where functional status may change over time. Examination of the Medicare population… Read More »»

Perspectives on use of mobility aids in a diverse population of seniors: Implications for intervention

Linda Resnik, P.T., Ph.D., Susan Allen, Ph.D., Deborah Isenstadt, M.B.A., Melanie Wasserman, Ph.D., Lisa Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc. Providence VA Medical Center, Providence, RI 02908, USA Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA Abt Associates, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA Harvard University and Institute for Health Policy, Boston, MA 02114, USA Beth Israel University… Read More »»

Patterns of mobility aid use among working-age persons with multiple sclerosis living in the community in the United States

Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc.†, Sowmya R. Rao, Ph.D., R. Philip Kinkel, M.D. †Although Dr Iezzoni has occasionally spoken and assisted in educational sessions sponsored by NMSS local chapters around the country, she has never accepted payment for any of these activities. This research was supported by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS), Contract No.… Read More »»

Role of disability in the association between obesity and unintentional injuries

Huiyun Xiang, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Katie Kidwell, B.A., Krista Wheeler, M.S. Disability and Health Journal, April 2008 Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 99–107 DOI: Abstract Background We assessed the mediating role of disability in the association between obesity and elevated injury risk among U.S. white and African American adults. Methods Data from the 2001-2002 National Epidemiologic… Read More »»

Self-reported depression and physical activity in adults with mobility impairments

    Rosenberg DE, Bombardier CH, Artherholt S, Jensen MP, Motl RW.  Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA 98101, USA.  Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Apr;94(4):731-6. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2012.11.014. Epub 2012 Nov 16. OBJECTIVE: To test hypothesized associations between depression and physical activity among adults with multiple sclerosis (MS), spinal cord injury (SCI), muscular dystrophy… Read More »»

Valued life activities and readiness to quit smoking among mobility-impaired smokers.

Busch AM, Borrelli B.  Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Program in Nicotine and Tobacco, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI 02903, USA.  Health Psychol. 2012 Jan;31(1):122-5. doi: 10.1037/a0025218. Epub 2011 Aug 29. OBJECTIVE: People with physical disabilities smoke at a higher rate than their nondisabled peers, with rates as high as… Read More »»

Mobility and aging: new directions for public health action

Satariano WA, Guralnik JM, Jackson RJ, Marottoli RA, Phelan EA, Prohaska TR. Am J Public Health. 2012 Aug;102(8):1508-15. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300631. Epub 2012 Jun 14. SOURCE:  School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA. Optimal mobility, defined as relative ease and freedom of movement in all of its forms, is central… Read More »»