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Yaghmanian, Rana; Smedema, Susan Miller; Thompson, Kerry – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2017
Purpose: To evaluate Chan, Gelman, Ditchman, Kim, and Chiu's (2009) revised World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) model using core self-evaluations (CSE) to account for Personal Factors in persons with spinal cord injury (SCI). Method: One hundred eighty-seven adults with SCI were…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Adults
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Smedema, Susan Miller; Ruiz, Derek; Mohr, Michael J. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2017
Purpose: To evaluate the factorial and concurrent validity and internal consistency reliability of the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 (WHODAS 2.0) 12-item version in persons with spinal cord injuries. Method: Two hundred forty-seven adults with spinal cord injuries completed an online survey consisting of the WHODAS…
Descriptors: Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Adults, Online Surveys
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Frain, Michael P.; Bishop, Malachy; Rumrill, Phillip D., Jr.; Chan, Fong; Tansey, Timothy N.; Strauser, David; Chiu, Chung-Yi – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2015
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, sometimes progressive chronic illness affecting people in the prime of their working lives. This article reviews the effects of MS on employment based on the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health model. Correlations between employment and…
Descriptors: Diseases, Neurological Impairments, Chronic Illness, Accessibility (for Disabled)
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Fujikawa, Mayu; Lee, Eun-Jeong; Chan, Fong; Catalano, Denise; Hunter, Celeste; Bengtson, Kevin; Rahimi, Maryam – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2013
The main objective of this study is to evaluate the measurement structure of the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC) as a positive psychology measure for people with spinal cord injuries (SCIs) using confirmatory factor analysis. The participants consisted of 274 Canadians with SCI living in the community. The result indicated that the…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Factor Analysis, Resilience (Psychology), Neurological Impairments
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Smedema, Susan Miller; Pfaller, Joseph; Moser, Erin; Tu, Wei-Mo; Chan, Fong – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2013
Objective: To evaluate the measurement structure of the Trait Hope Scale (THS) among individuals with spinal cord injury. Design: Confirmatory factor analysis and reliability and validity analyses were performed. Participants: 242 individuals with spinal cord injury. Results: Results support the two-factor measurement model for the THS with agency…
Descriptors: Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Factor Analysis, Test Reliability
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Lin, Chen-Ping; Wang, Chia-Chiang; Fujikawa, Mayu; Brooks, Jessica; Eastvold-Walton, Lissa; Maxwell, Kristin; Chan, Fong – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2013
Purpose: To examine the measurement structure of the Brief Adaptation to Disability Scale-Revised (B-ADS-R). Measure: A 12-item measure of disability acceptance based on the four value changes (enlarging the scope of values, containing the effects of the disability, subordinating the physique, and transforming comparative-status values to asset…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Injuries, Human Body, Neurological Impairments