Secondary Conditions

Obesity and secondary conditions in adolescents with disabilities: addressing the needs of an underserved population.

Children and adolescents with physical and cognitive disabilities have a higher prevalence of overweight compared to their non-disabled peers. This health risk can lead to a greater number of obesity-related secondary conditions (e.g., fatigue, pain, deconditioning, social isolation, difficulty performing activities of daily living) and can impose significant personal and economic hardship on the child […]

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Secondary conditions in a community-based sample of women with physical disabilities over a 1-year period.

OBJECTIVE:   To examine prevalence and predictors of secondary conditions in women with physical disabilities. DESIGN:   Cross-sectional. SETTING:   Women were recruited through private and public health clinics and various community organizations. PARTICIPANTS:   A sample of 443 predominantly ethnic minority women with physical disabilities. INTERVENTIONS:  Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE:   Health Conditions Checklist interference score. RESULTS:   Aggregated […]

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Injury prevention for children with disabilities.

Little injury data exists for children who have disabilities. There is an urgent need to address injury prevention and to improve safety standards for this group. Understanding the epidemiology of injuries will allow clinicians to accurately advise patients and their families on individual risks and counsel them in steps to take to reduce those risks. […]

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Disability as a public health issue: findings and reflections from the Massachusetts survey of secondary conditions.

Public health researchers and practitioners have begun to recognize the dynamic nature of disability, promote the health of people with disabilities, and develop strategies to prevent secondary conditions among them. To understand the epidemiology of secondary conditions, the authors developed the Massachusetts Survey of Secondary Conditions, a longitudinal study of adults with major disabilities (n […]

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Health promotion for people with disabilities: the emerging paradigm shift from disability prevention to prevention of secondary conditions.

The premise of this article is that, until recently, health promotion for people with disabilities has been a neglected area of interest on the part of the general health community. Today, researchers, funding agencies, and health care providers and consumers are leading an effort to establish higher-quality health care for the millions of Americans with […]

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Secondary health conditions among middle-aged individuals with chronic physical disabilities: implications for unmet needs for services.

Data from the Aging with Disability (AwD) Study are used to examine variations in the types and frequency of secondary conditions experienced by 301 middle-aged individuals living with the effects of three disabling conditions: polio (n = 124), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) (n = 103), and stroke (n = 75). All respondents were randomly selected from […]

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