Helen Hoenig

Patricia Griffiths3
Jon Sanford2
3Patricia Griffiths
2Jon Sanford
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OBJECTIVES To examine the effect on mobility self-efficacy of a multifactorial, individualized, occupational/physical therapy (OT/PT) intervention delivered via teletechnology or in-home visits. DESIGN Randomized, clinical trial. SETTING One Department of Veterans Affairs and one private rehabilitation hospital. PARTICIPANTS Sixty-five(More)
OBJECTIVES We examined the effects of community socioeconomic conditions, air pollution, and the physical environment on elderly health and survival in China. METHODS We analyzed data from a nationally representative sample of 15 973 elderly residents of 866 counties and cities with multilevel logistic regression models in which individuals were nested(More)
BACKGROUND Stroke is one of the most disabling and costly impairments of adulthood in the United States. Stroke patients clearly benefit from intensive inpatient care, but due to the high cost, there is considerable interest in implementing interventions to reduce hospital lengths of stay. Early discharge rehabilitation programs require coordinated,(More)
Telerehabilitation (TR) is the use of telehealth technologies to provide distant support, rehabilitation services, and information exchange between people with disabilities and their clinical providers. This article discusses the barriers experienced when implementing a TR multi-site randomized controlled trial for stroke patients in their homes, and the(More)
BACKGROUND Most acute stroke patients with disabilities do not receive recommended rehabilitation following discharge to the community. Functional and social barriers are common reasons for non-adherence to post-discharge rehabilitation. Home rehabilitation is an alternative to centre-based rehabilitation but is costlier. Tele-rehabilitation is a possible(More)
Functional disability is common in older adults. It is often episodic and is associated with a high risk of subsequent health decline. The severity of disability is determined by physical impairments caused by underlying medical conditions, and by external factors such as social support, financial support, and the environment. When multiple health(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the accuracy of new wheelchair user predictions about their future wheelchair use. DESIGN This was a prospective cohort study of 84 community-dwelling veterans provided a new manual wheelchair. RESULTS The association between predicted and actual wheelchair use was strong at 3 mos (ϕ coefficient = 0.56), with 90% of those(More)
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