Health promotion for women with physical disabilities: A pilot study

Rosemary B. Hughes, Margaret A. Nosek, Carol A. Howland, Janet Y. Groff, Patricia Dolan Mullen

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Objective: To pilot test a health promotion intervention for women with physical disabilities. Design: Pre- and postintervention questionnaires. Paticipants: Two groups of women with physical disabilities (n = 15). Intervention: Seven-session weekly workshop intervention grounded primarily in social-cognitive theory. Setting: Disability and rehabilitation settings. Main Outcome Measures: Indicators of health status. Results: Statistically significant positive changes between pre- and postintervention scores on measures of self-efficacy for dietary behaviors, medical decision making, social interaction, physical functioning, impact of physical limitation on role activities, and vitality. Conclusion: Women with disabilities who participate in this health promotion intervention may exhibit improvements on indicators of health status.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-188
Number of pages7
JournalRehabilitation Psychology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2003


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