spinal cord injury

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.12.008   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 […]

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Starting a new conversation: Engaging Veterans with spinal cord injury in discussions of what function means to them, the barriers/facilitators they encounter, and the adaptations they use to optimize function

Jennifer N. Hill, M.A., Salva Balbale, M.S., Keshonna Lones, M.H.A., Sherri L. LaVela, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. Disability and Health Journal, January 2017, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 114–122 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.05.012   Background Assessments of function in persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) often utilize pre-defined constructs and measures without consideration of patient context, including how patients define function and what matters […]

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Adults aging ‘with’ and ‘into’ paralysis: Epidemiological analyses of demography and health

  Alicia Dixon-Ibarra, Ph.D., M.P.H., Gloria Krahn, Ph.D., M.P.H., Heidi Fredine, M.P.H., Anthony Cahill, Ph.D., Susan Jenkins, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: June 21, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.06.003 Background Survival for many individuals with paralysis is increasing, making this population a larger subset of the aging population (Molton, & Jensen, 2010). Yet little is known about […]

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Self-reported incidence and age of onset of chronic comorbid medical conditions in adults aging with long-term physical disability

Amanda E. Smith, B.S.; Ivan R. Molton, Ph.D.; Mark P. Jensen, Ph.D.; Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: February 17, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.02.002 Background Adults with long-term disability are living longer and may experience accelerated aging. More information is needed to understand the […]

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Translation and validation of the Farsi version of the Wheelchair Outcome Measure (WhOM-Farsi) in individuals with spinal cord injury

Samaneh Alimohammad, M.Sc. (O.T.), Shahriar Parvaneh, Ph.D. (O.T.), Setareh Ghahari, Ph.D. (O.T.), Hooshang Saberi, M.P.H. (M.D.), Mir Saeed Yekaninejad, Ph.D., William C. Miller, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, p265–271 Published online: October 7, 2015 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.09.004 Background The Wheelchair Outcome Measure (WhOM) evaluates participation outcomes associated with wheelchair use. While English […]

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Racial-ethnic variations in paid and unpaid caregiving: Findings among persons with traumatic spinal cord injury

Elizabeth A. Walker, M.P.A., Yue Cao, Ph.D., Philip A. Edles, M.A., Joshua Acuna, M.P.H., Cassandra Sligh-Conway, Ph.D., James S. Krause, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, October 2015, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 527–534 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.04.004 Background The effects of race-ethnicity on the use of paid and unpaid caregivers for those with spinal cord injury (SCI) have received little attention in the literature. Objective […]

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Weight loss intention, dietary behaviors, and barriers to dietary change in veterans with lower extremity amputations

A.J. Littman, Ph.D., L.V. McFarland, Ph.D., M.L. Thompson, Ph.D., E.D. Bouldin, M.P.H.,D.E. Arterburn, M.D., B.R. Majerczyk, M.P.H., E.J. Boyko, M.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 325–335 Published Online: November 29, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.10.003| Background Obesity is thought to be highly prevalent in persons with lower extremity amputations (LEAs) and can impair physical and social functioning. Objective […]

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