physical disability

The learning and mentoring experiences of Paralympic coaches

Katherine E. Fairhurst, M.A., Gordon A. Bloom, Ph.D., William J. Harvey, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, April 2017, Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 240–246 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.10.007   Background Participation in the Paralympic Games has grown substantially, yet the same growth and development has not occurred with empirical literature for coaching in disability sport. Objective The purpose of the current study […]

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Fitness facilities still lack accessibility for people with disabilities

James H. Rimmer, PhD, Sangeetha Padalabalanarayanan, MS, Laurie A. Malone, PhD, Tapan Mehta Disability and Health Journal, April 2017, Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 214–221 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.12.011   Background Fitness facilities have potential to serve as places of ‘health enhancement’ for many underserved populations, particularly among people with physical/mobility disabilities where walking outdoors to meet recommendations for regular physical activity is […]

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Impact of disability status on suicide risks in South Korea: Analysis of National Health Insurance cohort data from 2003 to 2013

  Sang-Uk Lee, M.S., Sungwon Roh, M.D., Ph.D., Young-eun Kim, Ph.D., Jong-Ik Park, M.D., Ph.D., Boyoung Jeon, Ph.D., In-Hwan Oh, M.D., Ph.D Disability and Health Journal, January 2017, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 123–130 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.06.008   Background The elevated risk of suicide in people with disability has been suggested in the previous studies; however, the majority of study results have been limited […]

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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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.03.003 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 […]

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Asthma and asthma-related health care utilization among people without disabilities and people with physical disabilities

  Michelle L. Stransky, Ph.D., Robert McGrath, Ph.D., Amanda Reichard, Ph.D., Monica McClain, Ph.D., Kimberly G. Phillips, M.A., Andrew Houtenville, Ph.D., Charles E. Drum, M.P.A., J.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: May 18, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.05.003 Background Previous research has shown that people with disabilities have higher rates of some chronic diseases and receive poorer disease-specific […]

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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 […]

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Self-reported incidence and age of onset of chronic comorbid medical conditions in adults aging with long-term physical disability

Amanda E. Smith, B.S.; Ivan R. Molton, Ph.D.; Mark P. Jensen, Ph.D.; Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: February 17, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.02.002 Background Adults with long-term disability are living longer and may experience accelerated aging. More information is needed to understand the […]

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