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Umucu, Emre; Iwanaga, Kanako; Wu, Jia-Rung; Brooks, Jessica M.; Ditchman, Nicole; Flowers-Benton, Susan; Chan, Fong – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2018
Background: The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a short form of the "Perceived Stress Questionnaire" (PSQ) in people with spinal cord injury (SCI). Methods: The sample consisted of 274 individuals with SCI. Measures administered were the "PSQ-20, Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression Scale," and…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Questionnaires, Anxiety, Rehabilitation Counseling
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Keegan, John; Ditchman, Nicole; Dutta, Alo; Chiu, Chung-Yi; Muller, Veronica; Chan, Fong; Kundu, Madan – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2016
Purpose: To apply the constructs of social cognitive theory (SCT) and the theory of planned behavior (TPB) to understand the stages of change (SOC) for physical activities among individuals with a spinal cord injury (SCI). Method: Ex post facto design using multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA). The participants were 144 individuals with SCI…
Descriptors: Injuries, Neurology, Social Cognition, Social Theories
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Bezyak, Jill L.; Ditchman, Nicole; Burke, Jana; Chan, Fong – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2013
Increased attention to evidence-based practice (EBP) among rehabilitation professionals closely corresponds to recent interest in knowledge translation, which connects quality research to rehabilitation practice aimed at improving the lives of people with disabilities. Despite the importance of knowledge translation for rehabilitation…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Knowledge Management, Rehabilitation, Professional Personnel
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Chou, Chih-Chin; Chan, Fong; Chan, Jacob Yui Chung; Phillips, Brian; Ditchman, Nicole; Kaseroff, Ashley – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2013
Positive psychology is a scientific study that explores what makes life most worth living and applies psychological theory to understand the human strengths that are important for enhancing overall well-being and happiness. The rehabilitation counseling philosophy shares a similar emphasis on personal strengths and the importance of enhancing what…
Descriptors: Rehabilitation Counseling, Disabilities, Psychology, Well Being
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Chan, Jacob Yui Chung; Chan, Fong; Ditchman, Nicole; Phillips, Brian; Chou, Chih-Chin – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2013
Objective: To evaluate Snyder's (2002) hope theory as a motivational model of community participation and life satisfaction. Setting: Manitoba chapter of the Canadian Paraplegic Association. Participants: One-hundred and sixteen participants with spinal cord injuries who were members of the Manitoba chapter of the Canadian Paraplegic Association.…
Descriptors: Injuries, Life Satisfaction, Resilience (Psychology), Psychological Patterns
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Sung, Connie; Muller, Veronica R.; Ditchman, Nicole; Phillips, Brian; Chan, Fong – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2013
This study examined the impact of positive psychological traits (positive coping, self-efficacy, and self-esteem) on the relationship between seizure severity and life satisfaction among individuals with epilepsy. Hierarchical regression analysis and correlation techniques were used to test a hypothesized tri-mediation model of life satisfaction…
Descriptors: Coping, Self Efficacy, Self Esteem, Correlation
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Chan, Jacob Yui-Chung; Keegan, John P.; Ditchman, Nicole; Gonzalez, Rene; Zheng, Lisa Xi; Chan, Fong – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2011
Objective: To determine whether employment outcomes of people with disabilities can be predicted by the social-cognitive/attribution theory of stigmatization. Design: Ex post facto design using data mining technique and logistic regression analysis. Participants: Data from 40,585 vocational rehabilitation (VR) consumers were extracted from the…
Descriptors: Vocational Rehabilitation, Physical Disabilities, Attribution Theory, Social Bias