Rehabilitation

Enablers and barriers of men with Duchenne muscular dystrophy transitioning from an adult clinic within a pediatric hospital

Sally Lindsay, Ph.D., Laura McAdam, M.D., Tania Mahendiran, B.Sc. (Candidate) Disability and Health Journal, January 2017, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 73–79 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.10.002   Background Young men with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) live into adulthood and need specialized care. However, services for adults are fragmented. We know little about young men’s experiences, their parents, and clinicians who support them […]

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Using an evidence-based online module to improve parents’ ability to support their child with Developmental Coordination Disorder

Chantal Camden, Ph.D, Véronique Foley, M.Sc., Dana Anaby, Ph.D., Keiko Shikako-Thomas, Ph.D., Camille Gauthier-Boudreault, M.Sc., Jade Berbari, B.Sc., Cheryl Missiuna, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal July 2017, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 406–415 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.04.002 Background Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a prevalent neurodevelopmental disorder. Best practices include raising parents’ awareness and building capacity but few interventions […]

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Implementing a system to evaluate quality assurance in rehabilitation in Greece

Vassilios Dimitriadis, Ph.D., Antonis A. Kousoulis, M.D., Markos N. Sgantzos, M.D., Ph.D., Alexander Hadjipaulou, M.D., Ph.D., Christos Lionis, M.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 1, p35–43 Published online: July 23 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.07.003 Abstract Background Use of a widely accepted quality assurance tool is an essential procedure of effective and result-oriented quality management […]

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Validation of the Italian version of the Client Satisfaction with Device module of the Orthotics and Prosthetics Users’ Survey

Elisabetta Bravini, P.T., Franco Franchignoni, M.D., Giorgio Ferriero, M.D., Ph.D., Andrea Giordano, Ph.D., Hadeel Bakhsh, O.T., M.Sc., Francesco Sartorio, P.T., M.Sc., Stefano Vercelli, P.T., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 4, p442–447 Published online: April 21, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.04.002 Background Information on patient satisfaction with orthosis (PSwO) is crucial for verifying and enhancing […]

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Overweight and obesity in women with physical disabilities: Associations with demographic and disability characteristics and secondary conditions

Margaret A. Nosek, Ph.D., Susan Robinson-Whelen, Ph.D., Rosemary B. Hughes, Ph.D., Nancy J. Petersen, Ph.D., Heather B. Taylor, Ph.D., Margaret M. Byrne, Ph.D., Robert Morgan, Ph.D. Received: January 18, 2007; Received in revised form: April 9, 2007; Accepted: July 13, 2007; Disability and Health Journal, April 2008 Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 89–98 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.01.003   Abstract […]

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What barriers to physical activity do individuals with a recent brain injury face?

Simon Driver, Ph.D., Alison Ede, M.S., Zane Dodd, Ph.D., Laurel Stevens, M.S., C.C.C., S.L.P., Anne Marie Warren, Ph.D. Published Online: December 30, 2011 Disability and Health Journal, April 2012 Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 117–125 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2011.11.002   Abstract Background and Objective Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious public health issue that challenges professionals to develop […]

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Association of total serum cholesterol with functional outcome following home care rehabilitation in Italian patients with stroke

Maria Concetta Cataldo, M.D., Maria Luisa Calcara, M.D., Giuseppe Caputo, M.D., Caterina Mammina, M.D. Published Online: December 30, 2011 Disability and Health Journal, April 2012 Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 111–116 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2011.11.003  Abstract Background Stroke is a disabling disease. In elderly populations, stroke is the third leading cause of death and the primary cause of reduction […]

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Unmet need for disability-related health care services and employment status among adults with disabilities in the Massachusetts Medicaid program

Alexis D. Henry, Sc.D., OTR/L, Linda Long-Bellil, Ph.D., J.D., Jianying Zhang, M.D., M.P.H., Jay Himmelstein, M.D., M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal Volume 4, Issue 4, Pages 209–218, October 2011   Abstract Background The employment rate among adults with disabilities is significantly lower than that among adults without disabilities. Ensuring access to rehabilitative and other health care […]

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Should preparation for elite sporting participation be included in the rehabilitation process of war-injured veterans?

Chockalingam N, Thomas NB, Duval L. Prosthet Orthot Int. 2012 Sep;36(3):270-7. doi: 10.1177/0309364612447096. SOURCE:  Staffordshire University, Stoke on Trent, UK. n.chockalingam@staffs.ac.uk BACKGROUND:  Participation in sport and exercise training, while aiding in the reintegration and confidence building of wounded service personnel, also has potential to prepare them for elite sport competition. It is this encouragement of […]

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Eliciting patient and caregiver perspectives to improve the public reporting of rehabilitation quality measures

Papadimitriou C, Magasi S, Demark H, Taylor C, Wolf MS, Heinemann AW, Deutsch A. Rehabil Nurs. 2013 Jan-Feb;38(1):24-31. doi: 10.1002/rnj.63. School of Nursing & Health Studies, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, USA. cpapadimitriou@niu.edu PURPOSE:  To evaluate patients’ and caregivers’ abilities to comprehend information on rehabilitation quality measures, and select high-quality rehabilitation facility. DESIGN:  We used […]

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