Secondary Conditions

Disability and health outcomes in geospatial analyses of Southeastern U.S. county health data

David W. Hollar Jr., Ph.D Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p518–524 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.01.003   Background People with disabilities tend to be at risk for secondary conditions. There is a need for comprehensive disability and health databases, including geographic information systems to evaluate trends in health, functioning, and employment. Objective We evaluated county levels in morbidity and […]

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Why stay home? Temporal association of pain, fatigue and depression with being at home

Craig Ravesloot, Ph.D Bryce Ward, Ph.D., Tannis Hargrove, M.A., Jennifer Wong, M.A., Nick Livingston, M.A., Linda Torma, Ph.D., Catherine Ipsen, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, p218–225 Published online: November 25, 2015 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.10.010 Background Community participation is important to most people with disabilities despite the fact that common secondary conditions like […]

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An exploratory study of inclusive worksite wellness: Considering employees with disabilities

LaWanda H. Cook, Ph.D., John T. Foley, Ph.D., Luz Mairena Semeah, Ph.D., M.P.A Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 1, p 100–107 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.08.011   Background An increasing number of employers are offering worksite wellness programs, yet, little is known about the participation of workers with disabilities. Objective The primary purpose of this study […]

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Understanding upper extremity home programs and the use of gaming technology for persons after stroke

Elena V. Donoso Brown, Ph.D., Brian J. Dudgeon, Ph.D., Karli Gutman, D.P.T., Chet T. Moritz, Ph.D., Sarah Westcott McCoy, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, October 2015, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 507–513 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.03.007 Background Many persons post-stroke continue to have difficulty using their more involved upper extremity and home programs may be poorly adhered to limiting the amount of practice an […]

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Perception of secondary conditions in adults with spina bifida and impact on daily life

Robert Wagner, M.D., Ronna Linroth, O.T., Ph.D., Candice Gangl, O.T.D., O.T.R/L., Nancy Mitchell, M.A., O.T.R/L., Michelle Hall, C.P.O., .A.A.O.P.,Rhonda Cady, Ph.D., R.N.,Matthew Christenson, B.S. Disability and Health Journal, October 2015 Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 492–498 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.03.012 Background Spina bifida is a congenital defect of the neural tube resulting in motor and sensory disruption. Persons with spina bifida can also experience […]

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Trends in U.S. adult chronic disability rates over time

Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc., Stephen G. Kurtz, M.S., Sowmya R. Rao, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 4, p402–412 Published online: June 10, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.05.007 Background Trends in the patterns and prevalence of chronic disability among U.S. residents carry important implications for public health and public policies across multiple societal sectors. […]

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Distribution of secondary medical problems, impairments, and participation limitations among adults with disabilities and their relationship to health and other outcomes

Susan Kinne, Ph.D. Seattle, WA 78116, USA Disability and Health Journal, January 2008 Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 42–50 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2007.11.006 Abstract Background The purpose of this study was to describe the distribution and relationship of 16 secondary medical problems, impairments, and participation limitations among adults with disabilities to demographic characteristics, self-reported health, satisfaction with life, and […]

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A prospective study to examine the influence of secondary health conditions on vocational rehabilitation client employment outcomes

Catherine Ipsen, Ph.D., Tom Seekins, Ph.D., Nancy Arnold, Ph.D., The University of Montana Rural Institute, Missoula, MT, USA Published Online: April 15, 2010 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2010.02.001  Background: Adults with disabilities experience a variety of secondary health conditions that have a negative association with employment. Vocational rehabilitation (VR) provides one possible access point for providing health promotion activities to […]

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

BACKGROUND:  This cross-sectional study was designed to examine weight in association with demographic and disability characteristics and secondary conditions in a sample of community living women with physical disabilities. METHODS:  443 predominantly ethnic minority women with physical disabilities were recruited through public and private health clinics and community organizations. They completed questionnaires including measures of […]

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Distribution of secondary medical problems, impairments, and participation limitations among adults with disabilities and their relationship to health and other outcomes.

BACKGROUND:  The purpose of this study was to describe the distribution and relationship of 16 secondary medical problems, impairments, and participation limitations among adults with disabilities to demographic characteristics, self-reported health, satisfaction with life, and social participation. METHODS:  Data were analyzed for 4175 respondents to the disability supplements of the 2001 and 2003 Washington State […]

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