Scoping review of health and wellness interventions for people aging with a physical disability
Methods. PubMed, CINAHL, and PsycINFO were searched for peer-reviewed articles about adults with spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke, osteoarthritis, post-polio syndrome, and muscular dystrophy. The inclusion criteria for articles included: (1) addressed promotion of HW in adults with physical disabilities; (2) focused on community-based behavioral or educational intervention that targeted HW.
Results. Data were extracted from 82 articles meeting inclusion criteria. The most common HW interventions included exercise, self-management, counseling, and health education, which often paralleled interventions being deployed by aging agencies.
Conclusion. There is support for adapting concepts and strategies from HW interventions from the fields of both aging and disability by applying standard adaptation models to create evidence-based HW interventions for the subpopulation of people aging with and into disability.
Learning Areas:Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Name 3 ways someone can age into disability Name 3 ways someone ages with a disability Describe 3 differences between interventions in the aging and disability fields
Keyword(s): Aging, Disability
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the research manager of 2 large federally funded center grants focusing on the health and function, community participation, employment, and outcomes measurement of people aging with a physical disability and people living with multiple sclerosis.
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