Spinal Cord Injuries

The relationship between physical activity facility proximity and leisure-time physical activity in persons with spinal cord injury

Kelly P. Arbour, Ph.D., Kathleen A. Martin Ginis, Ph.D., The SHAPE-SCI Research Group Department of Kinesiology, Centre for Health Promotion and Rehabilitation, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4K1 Disability and Health Journal,  July 2009 Volume 2, Issue 3, Pages 128–135 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2009.01.003 Abstract Background Within the general able-bodied population, proximity of one’s home to physical activity […]

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Body mass index and waist circumference in persons aging with muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, post-polio syndrome, and spinal cord injury

Kevin N. Alschuler, Ph.D., Laura E. Gibbons, Ph.D., Dori E. Rosenberg, Ph.D., M.P.H., Dawn M. Ehde, Ph.D., Aimee M. Verrall, M.P.H., Alyssa M. Bamer, M.P.H., Mark P. Jensen, Ph.D. Published Online: May 04, 2012 Disability and Health Journal, July 2012 Volume 5, Issue 3, Pages 177–184 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2012.03.007 Abstract Background Body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference […]

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Risky business: The effects of an individualized health information intervention on health risk perceptions and leisure time physical activity among people with spinal cord injury

Rebecca L. Bassett, Kathleen A. Martin Ginis Disability and Health Journal, Volume 4, Issue 3 p165–176 Published online: March 21, 2011       Abstract   Background Individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) are at an increased risk for inactivity-related diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. According to protection motivation theory, […]

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Reporting trends of spinal cord injury research representation: a media content analysis

Matthew Kehn, M.P.P., Thilo Kroll, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages 121–128, April 2011 Published Online: November 01, 2010 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2010.09.001   Abstract Background Over the past few decades, medical and technological advances in rehabilitation have improved the lives of people with spinal cord injury (SCI). More recently, promises of embryonic stem […]

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Physical activity and individuals with spinal cord injury: accuracy and quality of information on the Internet

Arif Jetha, M.Sc., Guy Faulkner, Ph.D., Paul Gorczynski, M.A., Kelly Arbour-Nicitopoulos, Ph.D., Kathleen A. Martin Ginis, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages 112–120, April 2011 Published Online: November 11, 2010 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2010.07.001   Abstract Background A number of websites on the Internet promote health-enhancing behaviors among people with spinal cord injury (SCI). […]

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Risky business: The effects of an individualized health information intervention on health risk perceptions and leisure time physical activity among people with spinal cord injury

    EXERCISE – SPINAL CORD INJURY –     Rebecca L. Bassett, Kathleen A. Martin Ginis p165–176 Published online: March 21, 2011     Abstract   Background Individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) are at an increased risk for inactivity-related diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. According to protection motivation […]

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Emergency evacuation readiness of full-time wheelchair users with spinal cord injury

McClure LA, Boninger ML, Oyster ML, Roach MJ, Nagy J, Nemunaitis G. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2011 Mar;92(3):491-8. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2010.08.030. SOURCE:  Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Department of Veterans Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. OBJECTIVES: To determine the percentage of full-time wheelchair users with spinal cord injuries who felt they could evacuate from various […]

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A prospective examination of the impact of a supported employment program and employment on health-related quality of life, handicap, and disability among Veterans with SCI

Ottomanelli L, Barnett SD, Goetz LL. Qual Life Res. 2013 Jan 24. [Epub ahead of print] SOURCE:   Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D) and Rehabilitation Research and Development Service (RR&D) Center of Excellence Maximizing Rehabilitation Outcomes, James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, 8900 Grand Oak Circle (118M), Tampa, FL, 33637, USA, lisa.ottomanelli@va.gov. PURPOSES:  To investigate […]

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Smoking Cessation Related to Improved Patient-Reported Pain Scores Following Spinal Care

Behrend C, Prasarn M, Coyne E, Horodyski M, Wright J, Rechtine GR.  Department of Orthopaedics,University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 665, Rochester, NY 14625, USA. behrend@ucla.edu.  J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Dec 5;94(23):2161-6. BACKGROUND:  Smoking is associated with low back pain, intervertebral disc disease, inferior patient outcomes following surgical interventions, and […]

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Emergency evacuation readiness of full-time wheelchair users with spinal cord injury

McClure LA, Boninger ML, Oyster ML, Roach MJ, Nagy J, Nemunaitis G. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2011 Mar;92(3):491-8. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2010.08.030. SOURCE:   Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Department of Veterans Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. OBJECTIVES:  To determine the percentage of full-time wheelchair users with spinal cord injuries who felt they could evacuate from various […]

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