Social Participation

Vitality and mental health in disability: Associations with social relationships in persons with spinal cord injury and their partners

Hannah Tough, M.Sc., Christine Fekete, Ph.D., Martin W.G. Brinkhof, Ph.D,, Johannes Siegrist, Ph.D Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p294–302 DOI:   Background Various social relationship constructs have been proposed to affect mental health. However, these constructs have rarely been studied in a comprehensive way in persons with chronic disabilities and their partners, inhibiting researchers from evaluating their relative… Read More »»

Community and social participation among adults with mobility impairments: A mixed methods study

  Vidya Sundar, Ph.D., O.T.R./L., Debra L. Brucker, Ph.D., Megan A. Pollack, M.S., O.T.R./L.e, Hong Chang, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: May 27, 2016 DOI: Background Community and social participation is a complex phenomenon that is influenced by personal and environmental factors and is linked to a good quality of life and well-being.… Read More »»

Social participation and health-related quality of life in people with multiple sclerosis

Pavol Mikula, M.Sc., Iveta Nagyova, Ph.D., Martina Krokavcova, Ph.D., Marianna Vitkova, M.D., Jaroslav Rosenberger, M.D., Ph.D., Jarmila Szilasiova, M.D., Ph.D., Zuzana Gdovinova, M.D., Ph.D., Johan W. Groothoff, Ph.D., Jitse P. van Dijk, M.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 1, p29–34 Published online: July 16 2014 Abstract Background Social participation is an… Read More »»

Becoming disabled: The association between disability onset in younger adults and subsequent changes in productive engagement, social support, financial hardship and subjective wellbeing

Eric Emerson, Ph.D., Maina Kariuki, M.Sc., Anne Honey, Ph.D., Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Ph.D. Centre for Disability Research and Policy, University of Sydney, Australia Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 4, p448–456 Published online: April 23, 2014 DOI: Background Very few population-based studies have investigated the association between the onset of health conditions/impairments associated with… Read More »»

Validity of the Participation and Environment Measure for Children and Youth (PEM-CY) for Health Impact Assessment (HIA) in sustainable development projects

Mary Khetani, Sc.D., Jenifer Marley, M.S., Megan Baker, M.S., Erin Albrecht, M.S., Gary Bedell, Ph.D., Wendy Coster, Ph.D., Dana Anaby, Ph.D., Mary Law, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 2, p226–235 Published online: November 11, 2013 DOI: Background Participation in home, school, and community activities is an important indicator of child health… Read More »»

How do disabled individuals spend their leisure time?

Ricardo Pagán-Rodríguez, Ph.D. Applied Economics Department, University of Malaga, Plaza de El Ejido s/n, 29.071 Malaga, Spain Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 2, p196–205 Published online: January 27, 2014 DOI: Background Despite the important role that leisure time plays in individuals’ health, wellness and quality of life, the disability studies addressing leisure… Read More »»

Disability and voting

Tetsuya Matsubayashi, Ph.D., Michiko Ueda, Ph.D. Published Online: March 18, 2014 Disability and Health Journal July 2014Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 285–291 DOI: Background For millions of people with disabilities in the United States, exercising the fundamental right to vote remains a challenge. Over the last few decades, the U.S. government has enacted several pieces of… Read More »»

Influence of a Consumer-Directed Personal Assistance Services Program on the lives of persons with mobility impairments

David B. Gray, Ph.D., Jessica L. Dashner, O.T.D., O.T.R./L., Kerri A. Morgan, M.S.O.T., O.T.R./L., Melissa Lyles, M.S.O.T., O.T.R./L., Michael D. Scheller, P.T.A., Carrie L. Morris, B.A., Holly H. Hollingsworth, Ph.D. Program in Occupational Therapy, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA Disability and Health Journal,  October 2009 Volume 2, Issue 4, Pages 188–195 DOI:… Read More »»

Parent perceptions of autism severity: Exploring the social ecological context

Robert Hock, Ph.D., Brian K. Ahmedani, Ph.D. Published Online: August 06, 2012 Disability and Health Journal, October 2012 Volume 5, Issue 4, Pages 298–304 DOI:  Abstract Background Health professionals incorporate parent reports into the diagnosis and treatment of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Yet little is known about the contextual forces that may shape… Read More »»

Sexual understanding, sources of information and social networks; the reports of young people with intellectual disabilities and their non-disabled peers

J Intellect Disabil Res. 2013 Apr 19. doi: 10.1111/jir.12040. [Epub ahead of print] Jahoda A, Pownall J.  Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK. BACKGROUND: Sexual development plays a vital part in young people’s emotional adjustment. METHOD: This study compared the sexual understanding of 30 adolescents with mild intellectual disabilities (ID) and… Read More »»