quality of life

Aging, mobility impairments and subjective wellbeing

Vicki A. Freedman, Ph.D. Deborah Carr, Ph.D., Jennifer C. Cornman, Ph.D., Richard E. Lucas, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p525–531 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.03.011   Background Wellbeing is often described as U-shaped over the life course, suggesting an apparent paradox that wellbeing remains high at older ages despite increases in impairments. Objective/Hypotheses We explore associations among age, lower body […]

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Disability identity development model: Voices from the ADA-generation

Anjali J. Forber-Pratt, Ph.D., Marianne P. Zape, B.A. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p350–355 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.12.013   Background For persons with disabilities, 2015 was a historic year, marking the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and the 40th anniversary of the passing of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It is important to […]

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Sleep duration, life satisfaction and disability

Ricardo Pagan, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p 334–343 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.10.005     Background Although sleep is considered an essential part of individuals’ lives, there are no previous studies analysing how sleep duration affects the levels of life satisfaction reported by males and females with disabilities. Objective/Hypothesis To analyse and compare the impact of hours […]

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Quality of life in young adults with cerebral palsy

Benran Jiang, Ph.D., Janet Walstab, B.Sc., Susan M. Reid, Ph.D., M.Clin.Epi., B.App.Sc., Elise Davis, Ph.D., Dinah Reddihough, M.D., B.Sc., F.R.A.C.P., F.A.F.R.M. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: May 02, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.04.006 Background Little is known about the quality of life (QOL) of young adults with cerebral palsy. Objective/hypothesis This cross-sectional analysis compares […]

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Learning to live with multiple sclerosis cognitive impairment and how it influences readiness for group cognitive intervention

  Cara L. Brown, M.Sc., Melissa Colbeck, M.O.T., Danielle Fogarty, M.O.T., Sara Funk, M.O.T. Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Manitoba, R106 – 771 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3T 2N2 Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: May 18, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.04.010 Background Up to 65% of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) […]

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Measurement characteristics for two health-related quality of life measures in older adults: The SF-36 and the CDC Healthy Days items

John P. Barile Ph.D., Willi Horner-Johnson, Ph.D., Gloria Krahn, Ph.D., Matthew Zack, M.D., David Miranda, Ph.D.,  Kimberly DeMichele, Ph.D., Derek Ford , Ph.D., William W. Thompson , Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: April 30, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.04.008 Background The Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthy […]

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Quality of life of stroke survivors and their informal caregivers: A prospective study

Enkhzaya Chuluunbaatar, M.D.,Yiing-Jenq Chou, M.D., Ph.D., Christy Pu, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, p306–312 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.10.007 Background Health care improvements have led to increased survival among stroke patients; however, the disability level remains high. These patients require assistance from caregivers, particularly in the first year after stroke. Longitudinal studies of quality […]

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Quality of life and independent living and working levels of farmers and ranchers with disabilities

Danielle M. Jackman, Ph.D., Robert J. Fetsch, Ph.D , Christina L. Collins, M.S. Disability and Health Journal April 2016, Volume 9, Issue 2 Published online: September 30, 2015 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.09.002 Background The status of farmers and ranchers with disabilities has been understudied. Understanding this population’s quality of life (QOL) and independent living and working (ILW) levels […]

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The modifying role of caregiver burden on predictors of quality of life of caregivers of hospitalized chronic stroke patients

Yeon-Gyu Jeong, P.T., Ph.D., Jun-Pyo Myong, M.D., Ph.D., Jung-Wan Koo, M.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal October 2015 Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 619–625 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.05.005 Background Caregiver burden is an important predictor of quality of life (QoL) among caregivers of stroke patients. While caregiver burden and QoL might be closely related, caregiver burden seems also to be a potential […]

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Does type of disability and participation in rehabilitation affect satisfaction of stroke survivors? Results from the 2013 Behavioral Risk Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Diane L. Smith, Ph.D., O.T.R./L., F.A.O.T.A. Disability and Health Journal October 2015 Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 557–563 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.05.001 Background Studies show that stroke survivors typically have lower life satisfaction than persons who have not been diagnosed with stroke. Objective To determine if significant differences in life satisfaction exist between stroke survivors with and without functional limitations […]

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