Growing up with a disability following paralytic poliomyelitis: experiences from persons with late effects of polio.

Conclusion: The challenges of growing up with a disability following paralytic polio led to the development of various psychological strategies for managing daily life. By understanding these experiences and strategies, knowledge may be gained in assisting rehabilitation professionals to better support persons with late effects of polio in adapting to the new situation. Implications for rehabilitation At the onset of late effects of polio, strategies developed earlier in life, such as overachieving, disregarding pain, and weariness, may not function anymore. Understanding the experiences of growing up with poliomyelitis can support rehabilitation professionals to provide targeted interventions for people with late effects of polio and enable them to develop new adaptive strategies. Developing new strategies, such as accepting increased symptoms, and augmenting self-esteem and self-efficacy, may improve daily functioning among people with late effects of polio. PMID: 31382857 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: Many respondents reported having difficulties with transport mobility, but a large proportion, 57%, were independent and active drivers. It is important to consider outdoor mobility when planning rehabilitation for patients with late effects of polio and foreign backgrounds. In addition to psychosocial factors, dependence on mobility-related activities can lead to dependency and isolation. Implications for rehabilitation Outdoor mobility and access to transport modes are important for independence and an active life and need to be included in the rehabilitation process. Both personal and environmental factors,...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
When my son David was born in 2001, I was 23 years old and blissfully optimistic about the journey into motherhood. I had read every book about pregnancy and parenting I could find. I researched the safest vehicles and car seats for our precious angel. I bought him stacks of the best books money could buy as I knew instinctively he was to be a genius. I was ready and well prepared for the road ahead. When David was an infant, I took him to his well-child visits armed with the confidence of the Roman Empire. When asked if I wanted to vaccinate my son, I boldly declared, “Of course I do. It would be irresponsible of me...
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CONCLUSIONS: This study supports the potential of enhancing subjective well-being and lowering pain catastrophizing for reducing pain intensity, pain interference, and depressive symptoms in individuals with chronic pain and a physical disability. The findings indicate that true experiments to test for causal associations are warranted. Implications for rehabilitation The majority of individuals with physical disabilities report having persistent moderate-to-severe pain that may negatively limit daily activities and quality of life. The present cross-sectional study indicates that individuals who reported greater subjectiv...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
Sai Padma has not let the near constant pain of her disability stop her from teaching the children of remote Indian villages.
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This blog post first appeared at: Curious Dr. George  Rehabilitation medicine is one of the best-kept secrets in healthcare. Although the specialty is as old as America’s Civil War, few people are familiar with its history and purpose. Born out of compassion for wounded soldiers in desperate need of societal re-entry and meaningful employment, “physical reconstruction” programs were developed to provide everything from adaptive equipment to family training, labor alternatives and psychological support for veterans. Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) then expanded to meet the needs of those i...
Source: Better Health - Category: American Health Authors: Tags: Health Tips Opinion Cancer Rehab Oncology Physiatry PM&R Rehabilitating From Cancer Rehabilitation Medicine Source Type: blogs
Abstract Nowadays, polio survivors aged under 60 years are non-native Swedes which pose new aspects and challenges to a post-polio outpatient clinic. To analyze the medical data, walking aids, occupational, and family situation in non-native polio survivors aged less than 60 years at a Swedish post-polio outpatient clinic. Retrospective data analysis. Data were retrieved from medical records at the post-polio outpatient clinic. Actual age, age at acute polio infection, walking capacity, pain, concomitant diseases, working and family situation, and ethnical origin were analyzed. Data are presented in numb...
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusion Jodie was just an innocent baby assaulted by a doctor and a nurse with a needle. Her parents will live the rest of their lives worrying about their daughter. We must take a stand against health care providers harming innocent babies and not being held accountable. This family has endured many years fighting a battle they no longer can do alone. We need to help them. We owe it to Jodie to help get justice for her. This family desperately needs our help. This could have happened to anyone’s child. Please do what you can by donating and spreading the word, before it’s too late. It will be a tragedy if d...
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Conclusion Jodie was just an innocent baby assaulted by a doctor and a nurse with a needle. Her parents will live the rest of their lives worrying about their daughter. We must take a stand against health care providers harming innocent babies and not being held accountable. This family has endured many years fighting a battle they no longer can do alone. We need to help them. We owe it to Jodie to help get justice for her. This family desperately needs our help. This could have happened to anyone’s child. Please do what you can by donating and spreading the word, before it’s too late. It will be a tragedy if d...
Source: vactruth.com - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Augustina Ursino Human Top Stories adverse reactions Jodie Marchant truth about vaccines vaccine injury Source Type: blogs
Jane Lincoln and I are Facebook friends. We met (on Facebook) through a mutual friend and colleague when the two of them worked together at AARP. Jane’s career has involved helping and caring for those who need it most. Jane not only provides hands on care but through her powerful posts, is able to share the heart wrenching reality that people go through when they are most vulnerable, scared, lonely, and struggling. With her poignant pen, Jane allows us to peer in to a world where few dare to go. You cannot read her reflections and not be moved. Jane graciously allowed me to share two recent pieces that really moved ...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Caregiving End of Life Hospice Source Type: blogs
Conclusion Parents need to be able to choose what goes into their child’s body, especially when their babies are not born full-term or have any underlying health problems at birth. When a product such as a vaccine is injected into a child, known to be associated with severe risks, including death, there should be a standard protocol in place for these families to get needed support when the risks outweigh the benefits. No one can predict how a vaccine will negatively affect a person. Lindsey and other families going through this, suffering the loss of a child likely caused by the vaccine(s) given to them, when no oth...
Source: vactruth.com - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Augustina Ursino Human Top Stories National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) vaccine court Vaccine Death VAERS Source Type: blogs
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