Program Evaluation

Week of July 9, 2013

Georgia: Collaborative Health System Change Planning Tool Announced July 3 by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH). Learn more here. Clinical-Community Organization Relationships – Evaluation Roadmap July 2 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) report. Learn more here. Oregon Announces CMS Approval of Medicaid Community First Choice Option (K Plan) The Oregon Department Human… Read More »»

A pilot study of quality of life in children with cerebral palsy after intensive body weight-supported treadmill training.

PURPOSE: This pilot study was designed to examine the effects of a 2-week program of intensive body weight-supported treadmill training (BWSTT) on clinical measures of perceived health-related quality of life and fatigue in children with cerebral palsy. METHODS: Six children with spastic cerebral palsy (aged 6-14 years; all classified as Gross Motor Function Classification System… Read More »»

Exercise and quality of life among people with multiple sclerosis: looking beyond physical functioning to mental health and participation in life.

OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence of exercise in a national sample of veterans with multiple sclerosis (MS) and the association of exercise with quality of life, including physical health, mental health, and participation restriction. DESIGN: Cross-sectional cohort study linking computerized medical records to mailed survey data from 1999. SETTING: Veterans Health Administration. PARTICIPANTS: Veterans with… Read More »»

Program Evaluation Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Evaluation Working Group   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)                Format             Working Group The CDC has convened an Evaluation Working Group to develop a framework that summarizes and organizes the basic elements of program evaluation.  The Evaluation Working Group focuses on developing products and services in… Read More »»

MENU-AIDDs© Nutritional Health Promotion for Community-dwelling Adults with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities

The University of Montana’s Rural Institute     Format             Health Promotion Program The MENU-AIDDs health promotion program packages standard nutrition recommendations, such as the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPyramid, to work for people with intellectual disabilities and their supporters.  MENU-AIDDs consists of two parts with optional evaluation consultation available: written materials which includes a 180-page… Read More »»

Tele-Health Promotion for Rural People with Disabilities: Toward a Technology Assisted Peer Support Model

 September 2007   Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities, The University of Montana Rural Institute Format           Rural Disability and Rehabilitation Research Progress Report   This report focuses on the Living Well with a Disability (LW) program, which was originally designed to be delivered in-person by peer-support staff of Centers for Independent Living (CILs) to groups… Read More »»

The “Shake it Up” Project for People with Spinal Cord Injuries

Conducted in collaboration with researchers from Stony Brook University, Brown University, the University of Illinois at Chicago and community organizations Shake-A-Leg Inc. and People Actively Reaching Independence (PARI) Inc. and funded by the Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research              Format             Project           The Shake It Up… Read More »»

Healthy Lifestyles (HL) for People with Disabilities Program

Oregon Institute on Disability and Development     Format             Program Evaluation      In 2002, the Center on Community Accessibility of the Oregon Institute on Disability and Development received funding for a three-year grant called the Healthy Lifestyles Evaluation Project from the United States Department of Education’s National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to… Read More »»

Health Promotion Programs: Development or Intellectual Disabilities

“Health Promotion Pilot Programs Evaluation: Improving Athletes’ Health”, December 2005 Prepared by Special Olympics, the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities, and the Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago Format             Report            In 2002, Special Olympics initiated locally-based Health Promotion pilot programs for athletes that lasted several… Read More »»

Program Evaluation Resources: Children with Disabilities

“The Impact of the ‘Stirrup Some Fun’ Therapeutic Horse Riding Program” by Steven Elliott   Department of Health and Applied Human Sciences, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina   Format             Study    The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceived impact of the Stirrup Some Fun therapeutic riding program on… Read More »»