251017 Rehabilitation research and prevention of disability and secondary conditions

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 12:48 PM

Louis Quatrano, PhD , Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Center on Child Health and Human Development, National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, Rockville, MD
Rehabilitation research is concerned not only with the effective recovery by individuals with catastrophic injuries or diseases but also with the prevention of the causes of disability and additional health complications that frequently accompany disabling conditions. Therefore, the two areas where rehabilitation research intersects with public health for individuals with disabilities is in the prevention of primary disabilities by examining their causes and the prevention of secondary conditions once the individual with disabilities is stabilized and released into the community.

Learning Areas:
Basic medical science applied in public health
Chronic disease management and prevention
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Describe the implications of rehabilitation research for the prevention of disability and the prevention of secondary conditions in persons living with a disability.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to be an abstract Author on the content I am responsible for because I am the administrator of one of the major research programs of the NCMRR/NIH. Initially I joined the NIH as a health scientist administrator in the Prevention, Education, and Manpower Branch of the Division of Lung Diseases at NHLBI, where I was involved in transferring basic science into clinical practice and directing the training program in pulmonary research. I went on to become the scientific review administrator for the Human Development and Aging Study Section and the referral officer for SBIR applications in the NIH Division of Research Grants, which is now the Center for Scientific Review.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.