University of Montana Rural Institute
Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Public Health
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.
health and wellness, health promotion, Medicaid, secondary conditions, rural, disability
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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.
Ravesloot, Craig Ph.D.; Laskin, James Ph.D.; Huskey, Melody M.A.; Laney, Sara; Cherot, Nancy; Griffiths, Huw; Cowan, Barbara; Brennan, Lisa M.L.S.; Ipsen, Catherine; Martinez, Sheri; Szalda-Petree, Ann Ph.D.; Brod, Rod; and Rural Institute, University of Montana, "Physical Activity in a Cohort of Medicaid Beneficiaries with Physical Impairments: Recruitment and Outcomes" (2004). Health and Wellness. 19.