Authors

Craig Ravesloot Ph.D., University of Montana Rural Institute - Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural CommunitiesFollow
James Laskin Ph.D., University of Montana Rural Institute - Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural CommunitiesFollow
Melody Huskey M.A., University of Montana Rural Institute - Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural CommunitiesFollow
Sara Laney, University of Montana Rural Institute - Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities
Nancy Cherot, University of Montana Rural Institute - Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities
Huw Griffiths, University of Montana Rural Institute - Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural CommunitiesFollow
Barbara Cowan, Univesity of Montana Rural Institute - Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities
Lisa Brennan M.L.S., University of Montana Rural Institute - Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural CommunitiesFollow
Catherine Ipsen, University of Montana Rural Institute - Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural CommunitiesFollow
Sheri Martinez, University of Montana Rural Institute - Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities
Ann Szalda-Petree Ph.D., University of Montana Rural Institute - Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural CommunitiesFollow
Rod Brod, University of Montana Rural Institute - Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities
University of Montana Rural InstituteFollow

Document Type

Report

Publisher

University of Montana Rural Institute

Publication Date

9-2004

Abstract

This document reports on research conducted by the University of Montana for the Office of Disability and Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The research project, conducted between September 30, 2000 and September 29, 2004 was accomplished in three separate but related studies. The research was conducted at the New Directions programs, a community-based health promotion and wellness clinic operated through the rural Institute on Disabilities at the University of Montana. We collaborated with the State Department of Medicaid to recruit Medicaid beneficiaries with mobility impairments in Missoula County to participate in the research. We recruited 368 of a possible 1535 people who were listed in administrative records as having a disability. We used surveys collected from this cohort to further assess eligibility criteria and selected 224 individuals to participate in the research projects. Additionally, we included individuals who were not Medicaid beneficiaries in studies two and three, but were using our fitness facility and consented to complete measures for the study.

Rights

© 2004 RTC:Rural.

Granting Agency

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Acknowledgement

We gratefully acknowledge the efforts of the participants in this research who were willing to complete study protocol to the best of their ability. We also wish to thank the members of the projects advisory board (ie Michael Mayer, Simmit Independent Living Center, June Isaacson-Kailes, Disability Policy Consultant, Linda Gonzales, Associate Programs for Rural Independent Living, Glen White, University of Kansas and Fred Maynard, Physiatrist) for their input and guidance of the project.

Project Number

R04-CCR818823

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