A randomized trial of a health promotion intervention for adults with disabilities

Willi Horner-Johnson, Charles E. Drum, Nasreen Abdullah

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Abstract

People with disabilities face a range of health disparities, including increased risk for preventable health problems. Thus, health promotion efforts addressing the reduction of risk factors are especially important for this population. Objective: This study examined changes in health behaviors among adults with disabilities following participation in the Healthy Lifestyles for People with Disabilities health promotion program. It was hypothesized that intervention participants would demonstrate significant increases in healthy behaviors in areas such as health responsibility, physical activity, nutrition, stress management, interpersonal relationships, and spiritual growth while controls would not show significant change. Methods: Participants (n 5 95) were randomly assigned to the intervention or to a wait-list. After initially serving as controls, wait-list members later received the intervention as well. A measure of health behaviors was completed at baseline, 4 months, 7 months, and 10 months. Results: Health behavior scores of immediate intervention participants increased significantly (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)254-261
Number of pages8
JournalDisability and Health Journal
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2011

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Keywords

  • Disabled persons
  • Health behavior
  • Intervention studies
  • Randomized controlled trial

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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A randomized trial of a health promotion intervention for adults with disabilities. / Horner-Johnson, Willi; Drum, Charles E.; Abdullah, Nasreen.

In: Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 4, No. 4, 10.2011, p. 254-261.

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