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Monicca Leseyane, Peter Mandende, Mary Makgato, Madoda Cekiso
Background: Inclusive education requires that the framework within which education is delivered should be broad enough to accommodate equally the needs and circumstances of every learner in the society. This includes learners with disabilities like dyslexia who have been excluded from the formal education system. This article reports the findings of a qualitative study that explored and described the dyslexic learners' experiences with their peers and teachers in special and public schools in North-West Province of South Africa...
2018: African Journal of Disability
Anke Langenfeld, Carolien Bastiaenen, Judith Sieben, B Kim Humphreys, Jaap Swanenburg
STUDY DESIGN: Mixed-method. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between objective and subjective cervical range of motion (ROM) among patients with neck pain, and to assess the awareness of impairments. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Cervical ROM is frequently used to evaluate neck pain, but it is also important to know what a patient expects from treatment, because this can profoundly affect treatment outcomes and patient satisfaction. METHODS: We used a cervical ROM instrument, the Neck Disability Index (NDI), and a self-administered ROM questionnaire for the neck (S-ROM-Neck)...
March 9, 2018: Spine
A Kakooza-Mwesige, J K Tumwine, H Forssberg, A-C Eliasson
BACKGROUND: The Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) was developed and standardized to measure functional performance in American children. So far, no published study has examined the use of the PEDI in sub-Saharan Africa. This study describes the adaptation, translation, and validation process undertaken to develop a culturally relevant PEDI for Uganda (PEDI-UG). METHOD: The cross-cultural adaptation and translation of the PEDI was performed in a series of steps...
March 12, 2018: Child: Care, Health and Development
María Carmen Sánchez-González, Verónica Pérez-Cabezas, Inmaculada López-Izquierdo, Estanislao Gutiérrez-Sánchez, Carmen Ruiz-Molinero, Manuel Rebollo-Salas, José Jesús Jiménez-Rejano
The aim of this study was to establish whether there is a relationship between conditions of accommodative visual dysfunctions and cervical complaints. Fifty-two participants were included. Variables were accommodative amplitude, positive and negative relative accommodation (NRA), accommodative response, and accommodative facility. Subjects were classified as accommodative insufficiency, accommodative excess, or normal. Neck complaints were measured with the Neck Disability Index, the Visual Analogue Scale, and by cervical range of motion, deep flexor muscle activation score, and performance index...
March 10, 2018: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Niels Martin, Jose L Pascual, Dennis Crowe, Christine Toevs, Maurizio F Cereda, Mark Mikkelsen, Lewis J Kaplan
The US has witnessed a vast increase in animals in therapeutic roles. These roles include Service as defined by the American Disabilities Act (ADA) as well as other animal types that are not covered under the ADA provisions. Such animal roles are designated as Therapy animals and Emotional Support animals (ESA). Understanding the legal and regulatory requirements that govern how each animal type accesses healthcare facilities is essential in planning for their presence. Since only Service animals are required to be given access to facilities, individual institutions must plan for how to accommodate their presence throughout different phases of care...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Neeharika Nandam, Deborah Gaebler-Spira, Rachel Byrne, Judith Wolfman, Judy Panko Reis, Chun Wai Hung, Allison Todd, Jordyn Durkin, Christina Marciniak
BACKGROUND: Women with disabilities (WWD) have reported lower mammography rates than the general population, however rates for women with cerebral palsy (CP) have not been specifically studied. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate mammography rates in women with CP and to identify strengths and barriers with their screening experience. METHODS: Women with CP 40 years or older (n = 118) participating in a prospective cross-sectional survey were queried regarding screening status, imaging modality, and accommodation needs and availability...
February 17, 2018: Disability and Health Journal
Peter Bontje, Sissel Alsaker, Eric Asaba, Anders Kottorp, Staffan Josephsson
BACKGROUND: There is a need for in-depth understanding of how elderly persons resume their occupations while recovering from physical disabilities in their home and community. The aim of this study was to explore and understand how engaging in occupations unfolded over time for some older persons with physical disabilities in Japan. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this narrative-in-action study four elderly participants were recruited following a mixed purposive and convenience sampling method...
March 1, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Jill Bradshaw, Julie Beadle-Brown, Lisa Richardson, Beckie Whelton, Jennifer Leigh
BACKGROUND: Quality of life of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities has been found to primarily depend on whether staff are providing facilitative and enabling support that helps to compensate for severity of disability. Managers have a key role in facilitating staff to provide such support. METHOD: Qualitative interviews were conducted with 35 managers of supported accommodation services to explore service aims and the nature of, and challenges in providing, skilled support...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities: JARID
Amy L Accardo, S Jay Kuder, John Woodruff
This 2-year study investigated the accommodations and support services preferred by college students with autism spectrum disorder using sequential mixed methods non-experimental survey and semi-structured follow-up interviews. Students with autism spectrum disorder reported using both academic and non-academic supports with frequency (e.g. extended time on exams, transition program), using academic supports in line with other disability populations, and using non-academic supports connecting them one-to-one with a faculty member or coach as preferred (e...
February 1, 2018: Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice
Myoung-Gwi Ryou, Robert T Mallet
Ischemia-reperfusion syndromes of the heart and brain are the leading cause of death and long-term disability worldwide. Development of effective treatments for myocardial infarction, stroke, cardiac arrest and their sequelae requires preclinical models that replicate specific features of ischemia-reperfusion. The complexities of intact animals, including the integrated function of organ systems, autonomic innervation and endocrine factors, often preclude detailed study of specific components of ischemia-reperfusion injury cascades...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Roy McConkey, Fionnola Kelly, Sarah Craig, Fiona Keogh
BACKGROUND: Ireland has a growing population of adult persons living with family carers, thereby increasing the demand for residential places. Simultaneously, government policy aimed to reprovision residents living in congregated settings but at a time when funding was curtailed due to the economic crisis. This study examines the movements of people into and among three types of residential options between 2009 and 2014. METHOD: A cohort of 20,163 persons recorded on the National Intellectual Disability Database in 2009 was identified and tracked to the 2014 database...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities: JARID
Arif Jetha, Monique A M Gignac, Julie Bowring, Sean Tucker, Catherine E Connelly, Laurie Proulx, Kathleen A Martin Ginis
OBJECTIVE: To examine the need, availability and use of formal and informal workplace resources, and uncover differences across the life course for adults with arthritis. METHOD: Focus groups and interviews were conducted with young (ages 18 to 34 years, n = 7), middle-aged (ages 35 to 54 years, n = 13) and older adults (>55 years, n = 25) living with inflammatory arthritis, osteoarthritis, or other rheumatic disease diagnosis. Participants were asked about their employment experiences, formal and informal workplace resource needs, and availability and usage of workplace resources...
January 30, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
Hadas Stiebel-Kalish, Amir Amitai, Michael Mimouni, Michael Bach, Tal Saban, Michelle Cahn, Liat Gantz
PURPOSE: Motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) are a pandemic associated with human suffering and a burden to national economies. Whiplash-associated disorders (WADs) after MVAs are associated commonly with disability claims, many of which are related to vision. Convergence insufficiency (CI) leads to visual disability associated with symptoms of ocular discomfort. We examined the incidence of symptoms and findings consistent with CI in a cohort of patients after MVA-related WAD compared with age-matched control participants...
January 19, 2018: Ophthalmology
Ara J Schmitt, Elizabeth McCallum, Renee O Hawkins, Emily Stephenson, Kenneth Vicencio
This study compared the effectiveness of two assistive technologies to accommodate the word reading skills of four middle school students with reading learning disabilities. Kurzweil 3000 is a continuous text-to-speech (TTS) computer software program that allows students to follow along on a computer monitor while passages of text are read aloud. A reading pen is a discontinuous TTS assistive technology device that allows students to scan and hear read aloud words selected by the student. An adapted alternating treatments design was implemented to compare the effects of listening-while-reading using continuous TTS assistive technology, discontinuous TTS assistive technology, and silently reading without accommodation on reading comprehension accuracy and rate...
January 25, 2018: Assistive Technology: the Official Journal of RESNA
Rahila Ummer-Christian, Teresa Iacono, Nathan Grills, Archana Pradhan, Nicole Hughes, Mark Gussy
BACKGROUND: Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) face considerable challenges in participating in dental services. These challenges include resource constraints and inadequate skills of health service providers to work with this population. AIM: The aim was to scope published studies that addressed access to dental services for children with IDD in order to determine the extent to which various barriers have been researched, using an access framework derived from the literature...
January 17, 2018: Research in Developmental Disabilities
Sue Gillieatt, Robyn Martin, Kate P Dorozenko, Adrian Munro
Family members continue to be the predominant providers of support, care and accommodation for loved ones with mental health issues, and empirical studies suggest that accessing mental health respite can be helpful for both carers and consumers. However, the availability of, and access to, this respite in Australia is far from optimal. Major issues have also been identified such as low utilisation, the inappropriate and inflexible nature of services and the inability of services to respond to situations where multiple needs exist...
January 18, 2018: Health & Social Care in the Community
James N Laditka, Sarah B Laditka
The United States workforce is aging. At the same time more people have chronic conditions, for longer periods. Given these trends the importance of work disability, physical or nervous problems that limit a person's type or amount of work, is increasing. No research has examined transitions among multiple levels of work disability, recovery from work disability, or trends. Limited research has focused on work disability among African Americans and Hispanics, or separately for women and men. We examined these areas using data from 30,563 adults in the 1968-2015 Panel Study of Income Dynamics...
April 2018: SSM—Population Health
Patrick Boudreault, Alicia Wolfson, Barbara Berman, Vickie L Venne, Janet S Sinsheimer, Christina Palmer
Health information about inherited forms of cancer and the role of family history in cancer risk for the American Sign Language (ASL) Deaf community, a linguistic and cultural community, needs improvement. Cancer genetic education materials available in English print format are not accessible for many sign language users because English is not their native or primary language. Per Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, the level of literacy for printed health education materials should not be higher than 6th grade level (~ 11 to 12 years old), and even with this recommendation, printed materials are still not accessible to sign language users or other nonnative English speakers...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
M A Nexo, B Cleal, Lise Hagelund, I Willaing, K Olesen
BACKGROUND: The increasing number of people with chronic diseases challenges workforce capacity. Type 2 diabetes (T2D) can have work-related consequences, such as early retirement. Laws of most high-income countries require workplaces to provide accommodations to enable people with chronic disabilities to manage their condition at work. A barrier to successful implementation of such accommodations can be lack of co-workers' willingness to support people with T2D. This study aimed to examine the willingness to pay (WTP) of people with and without T2D for five workplace initiatives that help individuals with type 2 diabetes manage their diabetes at work...
December 15, 2017: BMC Public Health
Claudio Di Lorito, Alessandro Bosco, Linda Birt, Angela Hassiotis
BACKGROUND: Co-research with people with intellectual disability is a distinct form of patient and public involvement (PPI). This systematic review summarize published studies and protocols to report on the process of co-research in social and healthcare research. METHOD: Relevant studies were identified using electronic searches on ASSIA, PsycInfo and MedLine. Study quality was assessed, and information relevant to the process of working with co-researchers was extracted and thematically analysed...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities: JARID
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