Judi Zazula

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This paper describes an electric cart designed for an 11-month-old child born with multiple limb deficiencies. The device was intended to provide independently controlled mobility within the living environment and was designed to accommodate the child's growth until a commercial wheelchair would meet his mobility needs. The design provides a set of controls(More)
Study design:Single-blind randomized controlled trial of 6 months’ duration.Objectives:To evaluate the efficacy of a novel telehealth intervention, ‘CareCall’, on reducing pressure ulcers and depression and enhancing the use of appropriate health care.Setting:General community, Massachusetts and Connecticut, United StatesMethods:‘CareCall’ is an automated,(More)
Initial results of a small pilot project indicate thatCebus monkeys have the potential to serve as animal aides for quadriplegics. During the course of the pilot project the investigators developed a set of procedures for teaching aCebus monkey a variety of helping skills. Given a description of those procedures, a college student with no prior animal(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of "My Care My Call" (MCMC), a peer-led, telephone-based health self-management intervention in adults with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI). DESIGN Single-blinded randomized controlled trial. SETTING General community. PARTICIPANTS Convenience sample of adults with SCI (N=84; mean time post-SCI, 9.9y; mean age, 46y;(More)
Study design:A process evaluation of a clinical trial.Objectives:To describe the roles fulfilled by peer health coaches (PHCs) with spinal cord injury (SCI) during a randomized controlled trial research study called ‘My Care My Call’, a novel telephone-based, peer-led self-management intervention for adults with chronic SCI 1+ years after(More)
Pressure ulcers and depression are common preventable conditions secondary to a spinal cord dysfunction. However, few successful, low-cost preventive approaches have been identified. We have developed a dynamic automated telephone calling system, termed Care Call, to empower and motivate people with spinal cord dysfunction to improve their skin care, seek(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop and assess the feasibility of My Care My Call, an innovative peer-led, community-based telephone intervention for individuals with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) using peer health coaches. DESIGN Qualitative pilot study. SETTING General community. PARTICIPANTS Convenience sample of consumer advocates with traumatic SCI ≥1 year(More)
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