Disability and Participation Measurements

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Measuring disability is complicated, and common disability screening measures can miss important experiences and disability groups. Likewise, understanding how people with disabilities participate across multiple environments is challenging and requires specialized methods and measures. Our research on disability and participation measurement increases understanding of these complexities.

Tools, Resources, and Publications

2018

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Underrepresentation of adolescents with respiratory, mental health, and developmental disabilities using American Community Survey (ACS) questions 

2018 | Catherine Ipsen, Cathy Chambless, Noelle Kurth, Sara McCormick, Rebecca Goe & Jean Hall
Disability and Health Journal | PDF; online access


2017

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Data limitations in the American Community Survey (ACS): The impact on rural disability research 

2017 | Lillie Greiman
University of Montana Rural Institute | PDF


 

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Letter to the Editor: Under-representation of certain disability groups by the American Community Survey (ACS) 

2017 | Jean P. Hall, Catherine Ipsen, Noelle Kurth, Cathy Chambless, Sara McCormick & Rebecca Goe
Disability and Health Journal | PDF, online access


2015

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An investigation into the temporal scaling of community participation measurement 

2015 | Nicholas A. Livingston, Tannis Hargrove, Lillie Greiman, Andrew Myers, Catherine Ipsen & Craig Ravesloot
Rehabilitation Psychology | abstract


2012

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A systematic scoping review of measures of participation in disability and rehabilitation research: A preliminary report of findings 

October 2012 | Tom Seekins, William Shunkamolah, Michael Bertsche, Colin Coward, Jean Ann Summers, Amanda Reichard & Glen White 
Disability and Health Journal | PDF; online access


 

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Guidelines for assessment of and intervention with persons with disabilities 

2012 | APA Task Force on Guidelines for Assessment and Treatment of Persons with Disabilities: Kurt F. Geisinger, Kay Kreigsman, Irene W. Leigh, Elina Manghi, Izabela Z. Schultz, Tom Seekins & Greg Taliaferro
American Psychological Association | online access


2007 

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Using Ecological Momentary Assessment to measure participation: A preliminary study

2007 | Tom Seekins, Catherine Ipsen & Nancy Arnold 
Rehabilitation Psychology | abstract