Examining Barriers and Supports to Community Living and Participation After a Stroke from a Participatory Action Research Approach (2006) Hammel, J., Jones, R., Gossett, A. & Morgan, E. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. 13(3), 43-58.
Evaluating an Interpersonal Model of Depression Among Adults with Down Syndrome (2006) Ailey. S.H., A.M., Heller, T. & Smith, E.V. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice. 20, 229-246.
RRTCADD Disability Research Brief: Body Weight Status of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (2006). Yamaki, K., Heller, T. & Rimmer, J.
This brief compares the rates of obesity between adults with and without I/DD from 1985 to 2000. It is based on an analysis of the National Health Interview Surveys.
Physical Activity and Fitness (2005). Rimmer, J.H. & Hiss, S. B. 87-128.
This chapter is part of a larger collection titled Health Promotion for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. It is published by the American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR) in Washington DC.
Order directly from AAMR publishing at AAIDD Bookstore or 301-604-1340
Group Home Care for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Alzheimer’s Disease (2005). Janicki, M. P., Dalton, A. J., McCallion, P., Baxley, D. D. & Zendell, A. Dementia, 4(3), 361-385.
Psychometric Evaluation of a Self-Reported Measure of Depression for Individuals with Mental Retardation
Psychometric Evaluation of a Self-Reported Measure of Depression for Individuals with Mental Retardation (2005). Esbensen, A. J., Seltzer, M. M., Greenberg, J. S. & Benson, B. A. American Journal of Mental Retardation, 110, 469-481.
Promoting Physical Activity Among Older People (2005). Hughes, S.L., Prohaska, T.R., Rimmer, J.H. & Heller, T. Generations, 29(2), 54-59.
Body Weight Status Among Adults with Intellectual Disability in the Community (2005). Yamaki, K. Mental Retardation, 43(1), 1-10.
Fact Sheets for Healthy Aging (2005). Pederson, E. & Nelis, T.
The RRTCADD’s Facts for Healthy Aging educates adults with disabilities about health conditions and impairments that typically occur in later life. Each fact sheet provides a concise and understandable explanation of the cause, symptoms and treatment of a specific health condition. These fact sheets were adapted from the “Age Pages” series for the general population developed by the National Institute on Aging. Currently available fact sheets are:
- Foot Care
- High Blood Pressure
Can be downloaded at no charge.
Health Promotion Pilot Programs Evaluation: Improving Athletes’ Health (2005). Prepared by the RRTC on Aging with Developmental Disabilities & Special Olympics.
This report describes the outcomes of a health promotion program for Special Olympics (SO) athletes at 6 sites. The evaluation focused on health status and health behaviors among SO athletes, program satisfaction among coaches and SO athletes, and process and structural variables associated with implementation of health promotions within the SO organization.
For more information, contact Special Olympics at 202-824-0269 or http://www.specialolympics.org.