Physical Disabilities

Healthcare utilization and associated barriers experienced by wheelchair users: A pilot study

Michael D. Stillman, M.D, Gina Bertocci, Ph.D., P.E, Craig Smalley, M.Eng., Steve Williams, M.D, Karen L. Frost, Ph.D., M.B.A. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p502–508 DOI:   Background More than twenty-five years after passage of the ADA, little remains known about the experiences of wheelchair users when attempting to access health care and how accessibility may influence health… Read More »»

Experiences and unmet needs of women with physical disabilities for pain relief during labor and delivery

Linda Long-Bellil, PhD, JD, Monika Mitra, PhD, Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc, Suzanne C. Smeltzer, EdD, RN, Lauren D. Smith, MPH Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 3, p440–444 DOI:   Background Childbirth is widely acknowledged as one of the most painful experiences most women will undergo in their lifetimes. Alleviating labor and delivery pain for women with physical disabilities… Read More »»

“We don’t know. We’ve never had anybody like you before”: Barriers to perinatal care for women with physical disabilities

Lesley A. Tarasoff Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 3, p457–463 DOI:   Background While more women with physical disabilities are becoming mothers, many encounter barriers to perinatal care and experience poor outcomes. Little is known about the perinatal care experiences and outcomes of women with physical disabilities in Canada. Objective This qualitative study sought to understand… 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 »»

The technical quality of online leisure time physical activity resources for people with physical disabilities

  Robert B. Shaw, B.P.H.E., Kylie D. Mallory, B.Sc., Jane Arkell, Kathleen A. Martin Ginis, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, January 2017, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 93–99 DOI:   Background The internet is an important information source for people with disabilities. Unfortunately, little is known about the quality of online leisure time physical activity resources provided for people with… Read More »»

Trajectories of limitations in activities of daily living among older adults in Mexico, 2001–2012

Carlos Díaz-Venegas, Ph.D.; Rebeca Wong, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: February 12, 2016 DOI: Background Trajectories of disability are an essential component to understand the burden of disability at the societal level. Longitudinal studies, compared to cross-national studies, enable a better analysis of the progression of physical limitations among the… Read More »»

Quality of life and psychological affect related to sport participation in children and youth athletes with physical disabilities: A parent and athlete perspective

Deborah R. Shapiro, Ph.D.Correspondence information about the author Ph.D. Deborah R. ShapiroEmail the author Ph.D. Deborah R. Shapiro, Laurie A. Malone, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: December 02, 2015 DOI: Background Adapted sport, with its recreational, therapeutic, and competitive characteristics is increasingly serving as a forum through which to develop… Read More »»

Social-ecological influences on interpersonal support in people with physical disability

Paul G. Devereux, Ph.D., M.P.H., Charles C. Bullock, Ph.D., Zebbedia G. Gibb, M.A., Heidi Himler, M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal October 2015 Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 564–572 DOI: Background People with physical disability report lower amounts of emotional and informational social support compared with other populations but it is unclear how influences at the broader societal level impact support… Read More »»

“How did that happen?” Public responses to women with mobility disability during pregnancy

Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc., Amy J. Wint, M.Sc., Suzanne C. Smeltzer, R.N., Ed.D., Jeffrey L. Ecker, M.D. Disability and Health Journal Published July 2015 Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 380–387

Sport participation among individuals with acquired physical disabilities: Group differences on demographic, disability, and Health Action Process Approach constructs

This abstract was presented at the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology’s annual meeting (SCAPPS) in November 2012. Marie-Josée Perrier, Ph.D., Celina H. Shirazipour, M.H.K., Amy E. Latimer-Cheung, Ph.D. DOI: Background Despite numerous physical, social, and mental health benefits of engaging in moderate and vigorous intensity physical activities (e.g., sport), few individuals with acquired… Read More »»