The association of food insecurity with health outcomes for adults with disabilities

Debra L. Brucker, MPA, PhD Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p286–293 DOI:   Background Adults with disabilities are more likely to live in households that are food insecure and are more likely to experience health disparities than adults without disabilities. Research examining the intersection of food insecurity and health outcomes for adults with disabilities has… Read More »»

Comparing women with and without disabilities in five-site “Healthy Weight” interventions for lesbian/bisexual women over 40

Michele J. Eliason (Professor), Jane A. McElroy (Associate Professor), Samantha Garbers, PhD, Asa Radix, MD, Linda Toms Barker (Principal Research Associate) Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p271–278 DOI:     Background Lesbian/bisexual women with physical disabilities (LBPD) are an under-studied population. Objectives This study compared LBPD to LB women without physical disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act on… Read More »»

Food insufficiency and food insecurity as risk factors for physical disability among Palestinian refugees in Lebanon: Evidence from an observational study

Nisreen Salti, Ph.D., M.P.A., Hala Ghattas, E.Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: March 24, 2016 DOI: Background Potential interactions between malnutrition and disability are increasingly recognized, and both are important global health issues. Causal effects working from nutrition to disability and from disability back to nutrition present an empirical… Read More »»

Nutrient intake and use of dietary supplements among US adults with disabilities

Ruopeng An, Ph.D., Chung-Yi Chiu, Ph.D., Flavia Andrade, Ph.D. Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1206 S 4th Street, Champaign, IL 61820, USA DOI: Background Physical, mental, social, and financial hurdles in adults with disabilities may limit their access to adequate nutrition. Objective To… Read More »»

Correlates of nutritional behavior in individuals with multiple sclerosis

Abstract was presented at the American Neurological Association annual meeting. Matthew Plow, Ph.D., Marcia Finlayson, Ph.D., O.T. (C), O.T.R/Lc, Chi Cho, M.S. cPresent address: School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Louise D. Acton Building, 31 George Street, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6 Canada. Published Online: August 20, 2012 Disability and Health Journal, October 2012 Volume 5, Issue… Read More »»

Malnutrition in Older Adults – Urgent Need for Action: A Plea for Improving the Nutritional Situation of Older Adults

Volkert D. Gerontology. 2013 Feb 8. [Epub ahead of print] Source:  Institute for Biomedicine of Aging, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany. During the past decades, malnutrition has attracted increasing scientific attention and is by now regarded as a true geriatric syndrome characterized by multifactorial causality, identified by symptoms and accompanied by frailty, disability and poor outcome.… Read More »»

Health policy interventions: the pathway to public health

Andersen K, Gudnason V.  Laeknabladid. 2013 Mar;99(3):129-34 SOURCE:  Cardiovascular Research Center Landspítali University Faculty of Medicine, Univesity of Iceland IS 101 Rejkjavík, Iceland. Chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are currently the main cause of premature death and disability in the world. Most of these NCDs are due to unhealthy lifestyle choices i.e. tobacco, unhealthy diet,… Read More »»

Environmental barriers to and availability of healthy foods for people with mobility disabilities living in urban and suburban neighborhoods

Mojtahedi MC, Boblick P, Rimmer JH, Rowland JL, Jones RA, Braunschweig CL.  Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL 60612, USA.  Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2008 Nov;89(11):2174-9. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2008.05.011. OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of the built environment on access to healthy foods for people with mobility disabilities by measuring wheelchair accessibility of… Read More »»

Ethical issues in nutrition support of severely disabled elderly persons: a guide for health professionals

Monod S, Chiolero R, Büla C, Benaroyo L.  Service of Geriatric Medicine and Geriatric Rehabilitation, University of Lausanne Medical Center, Lausanne, Switzerland.   JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2011 May;35(3):295-302. doi: 10.1177/0148607111405338. Providing or withholding nutrition in severely disabled elderly persons is a challenging dilemma for families, health professionals, and institutions. Despite limited evidence that… Read More »»

Position of the American Dietetic Association: Providing nutrition services for people with developmental disabilities and special health care needs

Van Riper CL, Wallace LS; American Dietetic Association.  The University of Nebraska Medical Center Munroe-Meyer Institute, Omaha, NE, USA.  J Am Diet Assoc. 2010 Feb;110(2):296-307.   It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that nutrition services provided by registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs), are essential components of comprehensive care for… Read More »»