The prevalence of abdominal obesity among pupils with visual impairment in Poland

Magdalena Wrzesińska, Ph.D., Beata Urzędowicz, M.D., Ph.D., Tadeusz Nawarycz, Ph.D., Sławomir Motylewski, Ph.D., Lucjan Pawlicki, M.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p559–564 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.02.004   Background Obesity particularly affects young people with disabilities, whose ability to participate in health promotion programs is reduced. Objective The aim of the study is to determine the prevalence of abdominal obesity among students… Read More »»

Caregivers’ effect on weight management in adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

L.T. Ptomey, Ph.D., R.D., L.D., C.A. Gibson, Ph.D., J. Lee, Ph.D., D.K. Sullivan, Ph.D., R.D., R.A. Washburn, Ph.D , A.M. Gorczyca, Ph.D, J.E. Donnelly, Ep.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p542–547 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.02.001   Introduction Caregivers of adults with IDD often play a large role in the ability of adults with IDD to lose weight. Objective The purpose of this study… Read More »»

Percentage of body fat in adolescents with Down syndrome: Estimation from skinfolds

  Alejandro González-Agüero, Ph.D.d, , Ángel Matute-Llorente, M.Sc.d, Alba Gómez-Cabello, Ph.D.,Germán Vicente-Rodríguez, Ph.D., José A. Casajús, Ph.D., M.D. Disability and Health Journal, January 2017, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 100–104 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.05.013   Background Adolescents with Down syndrome (DS) have a unique morphology and body shape, and this needs to be taken into account when assessing body fat percentage (BF%). Objective… Read More »»

The bidirectional association between body weight and mobility disability: A population-based cohort

Jeroen S. de Munter, Ph.D., Per Tynelius, M.Sc., Gerd Ahlström, Ph.D., Finn Rasmussen, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: June 22, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.06.001 Background Obesity is more common in people with mobility disability than in non-disabled individuals, but less is known about the longitudinal effects leading to this health state. Objective… Read More »»

Body weight status and onset of functional limitations in U.S. middle-aged and older adults

Ruopeng An, Ph.D., Yuyan Shi, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal Published July 2015, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 336–344 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.02.003 Background The sweeping obesity epidemic could further increase the incidence of functional limitations in the U.S. rapidly aging population. Objective To examine the relationship between body weight status and onset of functional limitations in U.S. middle-aged and… Read More »»

Weight loss intention, dietary behaviors, and barriers to dietary change in veterans with lower extremity amputations

A.J. Littman, Ph.D., L.V. McFarland, Ph.D., M.L. Thompson, Ph.D., E.D. Bouldin, M.P.H.,D.E. Arterburn, M.D., B.R. Majerczyk, M.P.H., E.J. Boyko, M.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 325–335 Published Online: November 29, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.10.003| Background Obesity is thought to be highly prevalent in persons with lower extremity amputations (LEAs) and can impair physical and social functioning. Objective… Read More »»

The impact on social capital of mobility disability and weight status: The Stockholm Public Health Cohort

Mattias Norrbäck, M.Sc., Jeroen de Munter, Ph.D., Per Tynelius, M.Sc., Gerd Ahlström, Ph.D., Finn Rasmussen, M.D., Ph.D. DOI: www.disabilityandhealthjnl.com/article/S1936-6574(14)00148-4/abstract Background People with mobility disability are more often overweight or obese and have lower social capital than people without mobility disability. It is unclear whether having a combination of mobility disability and overweight or obesity furthers… Read More »»

Prevalence of physical activity, screen time, and obesity among US children by the service type of special health care needs

Juhee Kim, M.S., Sc.D., Mary L. Greaney, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 3, p318–324 Published online: February 21, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.02.005 Background Children with special health care needs (SHCN) may be at greater risk of obesity than children without SHCN. A new classification system categorizes SHCN among children by service type using… Read More »»

Overweight and obesity in women with physical disabilities: Associations with demographic and disability characteristics and secondary conditions

Margaret A. Nosek, Ph.D., Susan Robinson-Whelen, Ph.D., Rosemary B. Hughes, Ph.D., Nancy J. Petersen, Ph.D., Heather B. Taylor, Ph.D., Margaret M. Byrne, Ph.D., Robert Morgan, Ph.D. Received: January 18, 2007; Received in revised form: April 9, 2007; Accepted: July 13, 2007; Disability and Health Journal, April 2008 Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 89–98 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.01.003   Abstract… 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 »»