Community Integration Research: Mental Illness & Neighborhoods

Examining the Psychological Sense of Community for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness Residing in Supported Housing Environments. Townley G, Kloos B.  University of South Carolina, 1512 Pendleton Street, Barnwell College, Columbia, SC, 29208, USA, Gregory.townley@gmail.com.  Community Ment Health J. 2010 Aug 5. [Epub ahead of print] The psychological sense of community is an important aspect […]

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Compendium for Mammography Facilities

“PROJECT ACCESSIBILITY:  REMOVING BARRIERS FOR WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES” SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE GRANT’S DISABILITY AND CULTURAL AWARENESS COMPENDIUM FOR MAMMOGRAPHY FACILITIES   Table of Contents   1.   “PROJECT ACCESSIBILITY:  REMOVING BARRIERS FOR WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES” (A REPLICABLE HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAM)–SURVEY INSTRUMENTS, EVALUATION INSTRUMENTS, AND PROGRAM MATERIALS           Fact Sheet/Brochure:  “Susan G. Komen for the Cureâ […]

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Illinois and Partners: Working Toward a Common Goal

Carla Cox, MPH, CHES, of the Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, talks about program goals, challenges and doing a job with meaning. What is your goal for the first year of the grant?* The goal of the Illinois Disability and Health Program is to reduce and prevent secondary conditions […]

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Effective intervention strategies for management of impaired posture and fatigue with post-polio syndrome: a case report.

This case report describes effective intervention strategies that included gait training with the use of an acceptable, assistive device for the management of impaired posture and fatigue associated with post-polio syndrome. Review of videotaped gait-training sessions enhanced patient compliance with the assistive device, a single forearm crutch. The 49-year-old female acquired childhood polio with resulting […]

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Exercise Research: Arthritis

A comparison of various therapeutic exercises on the functional status of patients with knee osteoarthritis. Huang MH, Lin YS, Yang RC, Lee CL. Department of Physical Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Taiwan. maohuang@ms24.hinet.net Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2003 Jun;32(6):398-406. Objective: To investigate the therapeutic effects of different muscle-strengthening exercises on the functional status of patients with […]

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