Disability Concerns

Importance of Land, family and culture for a good life: Remote Aboriginal people with disability and carers

Worldwide health and social outcomes of Indigenous people are poorer than those of non‐Indigenous. In Australia, the Indigenous population experience disability at more than twice the rate of the non‐Indigenous population, and a quarter live in geographically remote areas. The challenges associated with accessing services and supports in remote communities can impact on a good [Read More...]

2021-01-22T11:12:21-05:00January 22nd, 2021|

Home-Based Physical Activity Programs for People With Dementia: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Background and Objectives: Physical activity has the potential to improve health outcomes in people with dementia, namely when living at home. However, the knowledge about home-based physical activity for this population is scarce. Thus, we aim to identify and synthesize the effects of home-based physical activity for people with dementia. Research Design and Methods: A [Read More...]

2020-12-11T01:54:49-05:00December 11th, 2020|

The influence of perceived job flexibility and spousal support on the marital satisfaction of parents of children with special needs

Parents of children with special needs can experience more stress in their marriage than parents of children without special needs. Divorce rates are higher for parents of children with special needs than for the general population, creating a need to study potential influencers of marital quality to promote healthy relationships within these families. Previous work [Read More...]

2020-12-11T01:16:35-05:00December 11th, 2020|

The CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD Platform as an Online Informational and Social Support Tool for People Living With Memory Problems and Their Carers: An Evaluation of User Engagement, Usability and Usefulness

People living with dementia or cognitive impairment (PwD) and their carers often have unmet needs for informational and social support postdiagnosis. Web-based platforms have the potential to address these needs, although few have been developed for use by both PwD and carers. The CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD platform was developed to provide both user groups with informational and [Read More...]

2020-11-20T14:23:51-05:00November 20th, 2020|

Parents of Children and Youth with Disabilities: Providing Exceptional Care and Meeting Work-Life Challenges

Parents of Children and Youth with Disabilities: Providing Exceptional Care and Meeting Work-Life Challenges Author(s): Claudia Sellmaier, Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Washington-Tacoma Lisa M. Stewart, Associate Professor of Social Work, California State University-Monterey Bay Eileen M. Brennan, Research Professor of Social Work, Portland State University, Julie M. Rosenzweig, Professor Emerita of Social [Read More...]

2020-11-09T14:07:27-05:00November 9th, 2020|

How Accumulated Wealth Affects Driving Reduction and Cessation

Background and Objectives Older adults can expect to live between 6 and 10 years after they give up driving, but driving reduction and cessation (DRC) are not equally experienced by all groups. Individual characteristics such as poor health, impaired vision, older age, and female gender are known to affect DRC. Using cumulative disadvantage theory as [Read More...]

2020-10-09T02:29:48-04:00October 9th, 2020|

The Paradox of Dementia and Driving Cessation: “It’s a Hot Topic,” “Always on the Back Burner”

Background and Objectives: Despite the well-recognized difficulty that persons with dementia and family carers experience in the decision making and transition to nondriving, there are few interventions and resources to support them. As part of our ongoing research to develop a driving cessation toolkit that addresses this gap, we sought to examine the context-specific factors [Read More...]

2020-10-09T02:27:53-04:00October 9th, 2020|

Working and Disability Expectancies at Older Ages: The Role of Childhood Circumstances and Education

The ability to work at older ages depends on health and education. Both accumulate starting very early in life. We assess how childhood disadvantages combine with education to affect working and health trajectories. Applying multistate period life tables to data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) for the period 2008–2014, we estimate how the [Read More...]

2020-09-25T02:48:08-04:00September 25th, 2020|

The Effects of Offering Flexible Work Practices to Employees With Unpaid Caregiving Responsibilities for Elderly or Disabled Family Members

Approximately one in 10 employees in Australia, the United States, and Europe have unpaid caregiving responsibilities for elderly or disabled family members. This combination of employment and caregiving roles is problematic when there is conflict between their simultaneous demands. Flexible work practices can be an important mechanism for assisting these employees. However, limited attention has [Read More...]

2020-09-25T02:41:23-04:00September 25th, 2020|

Holding On To Let Go: Identity Work in Discontinuous and Involuntary Career Transitions

This study examined the identity work processes of severely disabled soldiers who faced discontinuous and involuntary career transitions. As these individuals engaged in rehabilitation and vocational training at a military-affiliated facility, their identity transitions were not marked by deletions of past identity elements or reference groups. Instead, their transitions involved collectively and contextually edited imaginations [Read More...]

2020-09-25T02:39:36-04:00September 25th, 2020|
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