visual impairment

Self-reported physical activity using International Physical Activity Questionnaire in adolescents and young adults with visual impairment

Magdalena Wrzesińska, Ph.D. Anna Lipert, Ph.D., Beata Urzędowicz, M.D., Ph.D., Lucjan Pawlicki, M.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 20-30 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.05.001 Background Young people with visual impairment (VI) face many environmental barriers that influence physical activity. Objective The aims of the study were to assess the level of physical […]

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Beliefs about physical activity and sedentary behaviors of adults with visual impairments

Justin A. Haegele, Ph.D., Samuel R. Hodge, Ph.D., Francis M. Kozub, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p571–579 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.03.008   Background When exploring reasons why individuals with visual impairments (VI) may or may not engage in physical activity (PA) or sedentary behaviors (SB), theoretically grounded research on the determinants of these behaviors is scarce. Objective/Hypothesis Situated in […]

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The prevalence of abdominal obesity among pupils with visual impairment in Poland

Magdalena Wrzesińska, Ph.D., Beata Urzędowicz, M.D., Ph.D., Tadeusz Nawarycz, Ph.D., Sławomir Motylewski, Ph.D., Lucjan Pawlicki, M.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p559–564 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.02.004   Background Obesity particularly affects young people with disabilities, whose ability to participate in health promotion programs is reduced. Objective The aim of the study is to determine the prevalence of abdominal obesity among students […]

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Sedentary behavior in adults with visual impairments

Brooke E. Starkoff, Ph.D., Elizabeth K. Lenz, Ph.D., Lauren Lieberman, Ph.D., John Foley, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: May 27, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.05.005 Background Specific sedentary behaviors (SB) are associated with risk factors for preventable chronic health conditions in adults, yet time participating in SB has increased over the years. Objective […]

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