Polio

University of Michigan’s Wellness for Women With Polio Program

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Wellness for Women With Polio

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Michigan   Format             Curriculum This health promotion curriculum established for women with polio consisted of four, three-hour classes on physical activity, stress management, and nutrition, all of which were related to the late effects of polio. During the health education module, participants received individualized feedback in […]

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An explanatory model of health promotion and quality of life for persons with post-polio syndrome.

Although previous studies have examined selected factors influencing health promoting behaviors or quality of life, the complex interplay of these variables in persons with different chronic disabling conditions has not been investigated. This study tested an explanatory model of variables influencing health promotion and quality of life originally developed with a sample of persons with […]

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What makes it so hard? Barriers to health promotion experienced by people with multiple sclerosis and polio.

Perceptions of barriers to health promotion were examined in three groups of individuals with disabilities: (1) those with multiple sclerosis, (2) those with postpolio syndrome, and (3) polio survivors without postpolio syndrome. While there were small statistically significant differences among the three groups, all rated fatigue and impairment as their most frequent problems. For all […]

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What makes it so hard? Barriers to health promotion experienced by people with multiple sclerosis and polio.

Perceptions of barriers to health promotion were examined in three groups of individuals with disabilities: (1) those with multiple sclerosis, (2) those with postpolio syndrome, and (3) polio survivors without postpolio syndrome. While there were small statistically significant differences among the three groups, all rated fatigue and impairment as their most frequent problems. For all […]

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Depression and life satisfaction in aging polio survivors versus age-matched controls: relation to postpolio syndrome, family functioning, and attitude toward disability.

Objective: To compare depressive symptoms and life satisfaction in aging polio survivors with age-matched controls and to relate these outcomes to scores to psychosocial and disability-related variables. Design: A planned medical, functional, and psychosocial study with multivariate analyses. p. Setting: A large, urban rehabilitation center. Participants: A volunteer sample of 121 polio survivors and an age-matched […]

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