Health Promotion for Women With Physical Disabilities: A Pilot Study

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ObjectiveTo pilot test a health promotion intervention for women with physical disabilities.DesignPre- and postintervention questionnaires.ParticipantsTwo groups of women with physical disabilities (n = 15).InterventionSeven-session weekly workshop intervention grounded primarily in social-cognitive theory.SettingDisability and rehabilitation settings.Main Outcome MeasuresIndicators of health status.ResultsStatistically 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.ConclusionWomen with disabilities who participate in this health promotion intervention may exhibit improvements on indicators of health status.

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