Disability and Health Journal Available from AAHD

February 1, 2008

Disability and Health Journal

The first issue of the Disability and Health Journal is now available online from AAHD.

About the Disability and Health Journal

Disability and Health Journal is a scientific, scholarly, peer-reviewed and multidisciplinary journal that focuses on

    • health promotion and wellness initiatives for people with disabilities
    • programs to reduce the incidence of secondary conditions in people with disabilities
    • ways to reduce the health disparities between people with disabilities and the general population
    • evaluative research on new interventions, technologies and programs
    • reports of empirical research on the characteristics of persons with disabilities, environments, health outcomes, and determinants of health
    • systematic reviews of research literatures in health and disability
    • the conceptual framework of the international classification of functioning, disability and health to describe health and health related states
    • existing and emerging models of healthcare delivery/promotion which contribute to the improvement of healthcare across the lifespan
    • public health, health promotion, health education, wellness and prevention
    • population based studies

The Journal is of interest to health related academic researchers, physicians, public health officials and professionals, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, health and wellness promotion specialists, health administrators and health policy experts.


  • Suzanne McDermott, PhD, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC
  • Margaret A. Turk, MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pediatrics, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY

Disability and Health Journal is published by Elsevier for the American Association on Health and Disability.

In this Issue

  • Message from American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD), President and Executive Director
    • Ronald Blankenbaker, M.D., Roberta S. Carlin, M.S., J.D.
  • From the Editors
    • Margaret A. Turk, M.D., Suzanne McDermott, Ph.D.
  • Office on Disability, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    • Margaret Giannini, M.D., F.A.A.P. Research Articles
  • People with mobility impairments: Physical activity and quality of participation
    • Angela Crawford, M.S.O.T./S., Holly H. Hollingsworth, Ph.D., Kerri Morgan, M.S.O.T., O.T.R./L., and David B. Gray, Ph.D.
  • The changing profile of disability in the U.S. Army: 1981-2005
    • Nicole S. Bell, Sc.D., M.P.H., Carolyn E. Schwartz, Sc.D., Thomas Harford, Ph.D., Ilyssa E. Hollander, M.P.H., and Paul J. Amoroso, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Physical access in urban public housing facilities
    • Katherine Froehlich-Grobe, Ph.D., Gail Regan, Ph.D., P.T., Jacqueline Y. Reese-Smith, M.A., Katie M. Heinrich, Ph.D., and Rebecca E. Lee, Ph.D.
  • Variation in types of service use and expenditures for individuals with developmental disabilities
    • Taewoon Kang, Ph.D., and Charlene Harrington, Ph.D.
  • Distribution of secondary medical problems, impairments, and participation limitations among adults with disabilities and their relationship to health and other outcomes
    • Susan Kinne, Ph.D.
  • The effect of caregiving on preventive care for people with disabilities
    • Eric W. Jamoom, M.S., Elena M. Andresen, Ph.D., Britta Neugaard, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Sarah L. McKune, M.P.H.
  • Pilot study exploring quality of life and barriers to leisure-time physical activity in persons with moderate to severe multiple sclerosis
    • Elizabeth A. Vanner, M.S., Pamela Block, Ph.D., Christopher C. Christodoulou, Ph.D., Beverly P. Horowitz, Ph.D., and Lauren B. Krupp, M.D.