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Health Issues, Including Secondary Conditions

Secondary Condition booklets
Containing consumer-friendly information on the prevention of secondary conditions affecting people with mobility impairments, these booklets include a glossary of relevant terms.

Bowel Dysfunction (in Spanish)
Chronic Pain Management (in Spanish)
Chronic Fatigue (in Spanish)
Contractures (in Spanish
Deconditioning and Weight Gain (in Spanish
Joint Problems (in Spanish)
Pressure Sores (in Spanish
SCI and Aging (in Spanish
SCI & Depression (in Spanish
Spasticity (in Spanish
Urinary Tract Infections (in Spanish
SCI & Sexuality (in Spanish)

Information for CILs:

What CILs Need to Know About People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
What CILs Need to Know About People With Fibromylagia
What CILs Need to Know About People With Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Taking Charge of Your Health (in Spanish)
People with disabilities face health challenges addressed in this lively booklet that also offers information on daily health choices and medical rights. Authors: K. Froehlich-Grobe and X. Ilabaca-Somoza


Executive Summary: Developing an Action Plan to Improve the Quality and the Quantity of Data About Paralysis.
These recommendations focus on methods to collect information on paralysis. Authors: M. Fox, J. Rowland, D. Vernberg, K. Grobe, G. White, & A. Rosdahl.


Spinal Cord Injury: You Do Have Choices
This resource manual presents information that will allow SCI survivors and those close to them to be informed about acute care and the rehabilitation process and to have some sense of control over their life.


Health Promotion for Persons With Disabilities and Prevention of Secondary Conditions: Executive Report
Results from this randomized-controlled clinical trial that assessed the effectiveness of an intervention over six months to promote physical activity by women with mobility impairments are presented in this report. Authors: G. White, S. Figoni, K. Froehlich, J. Marquis.


Exercise for People With Disabilities: Getting Started on Your Fitness Plan
With useful strategies to become more physically active and ways to eliminate barriers to exercise, this manual discusses the five activity categories—aerobic exercise, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, weigh-bearing exercise, and skill-related exercise—and what can be done for exercise in each area. Authors: K. Froehlich, S. Figoni, T. Chase, L. Gonzales, C. Thompson, D. Nary, and G. White.


Home Physical Activities Programs for People With Physical Disabilities
Shown in this how-to guide is what you need to know to devise a low-cost, home-based, customized physical activity program for people with physical disabilities to boost their endurance and strength for independent living. Author: D. Nary


In-Home, Physical Activity, and Independent Living: What’s the Connection
Specific research projects involving home physical activity programs are discussed in this transcript of a 2002 webcast. Presenters: Katherine Froehlich Grobe and Dorothy Nary


Partnering With Public Health: Funding and Advocacy Opportunities for CILs and SILCs
A former director of the Office of Health and Disability at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, discusses how CILs and SILCs can use funding from the Centers for Disease Control and partnerships with public health agencies to provide innovative programs promoting the health of people with disabilities. Author: L. Rauscher


Pressure Ulcer Review: Selected Annotations, Critiques, and Bibliography
Prepared for the Paralyzed Veterans of America, this publication examines literature relating to pressure sores. Authors: G. White, D. Nary, K. Froehlich, J. Steward, and R. Gutierrez.



Video: Accessible Medical Exams

Center advisor Catherine Graham is featured in this video about “Medical Examinations and People with Disabilities,” produced by Able South Carolina.

Doctor (with Disability) Knows Best

In this video, a physician who has a disability discusses ways to improve health care.This story is provided by the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund.

 

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