Tag Archives: Research In Focus

NIDILRR-Funded Consumer Products: Down Syndrome

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Down syndrome is a condition in which a person has an extra chromosome 21 and “this extra copy changes how the baby’s body and brain develop”, which may cause mental … Continue reading

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Answered Questions for December 2022: Latinx Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Their Parents

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: We are Latinx parents of a small child who recently was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). What resources, … Continue reading

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NIDILRR-Funded Consumer Products: Physical and Occupational Therapies

According to the National Library of Medicine (NLM), physical therapy (PT) “may include certain exercises, massages and treatments based on physical stimuli (e.g., heat, cold, electrical currents or ultrasound).” The objective of PT is to relieve pain, help you move … Continue reading

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities – Research on Health and Health Disparities

December 3rd is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 1 billion people worldwide experience disability, and that number is growing. Advances in healthcare and assistive technology are helping people with disabilities … Continue reading

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What is intimacy?

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, intimacy is a “state of being intimate or familiar” and “something of a personal or private nature”. To be intimate, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, means to be “marked by a warm friendship developing through … Continue reading

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National Family Caregiver Month – A Quick Look at Research Supporting Families on their Caregiving Journey

More than 50 million family caregivers in the US are supporting loved ones with disabilities. We explore some of the latest research to support them on their caregiving journey. Continue reading

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Research in Brief: Randomized Controlled Trials

Today’s Research In Brief explainer tackles randomized controlled trials (RTCs), placebos, bias, and blinding. Continue reading

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Research in Brief: What is statistical significance?

NARIC’s Research In Focus series highlights new and interesting findings from NIDILRR-funded studies, presented in lay language summaries. The series covers a wide array of topics, and aims to present peer-reviewed research in readable formats, so our readers can learn … Continue reading

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Answered Questions for September 2022: Information and Resources on Burn Injuries and the Pain Associated with Them

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is My spouse recently experienced a burn injury that left them in the hospital. And, due to the burn injury, … Continue reading

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Research in Brief: What are Health Literacy, Health Education, and Health Promotion?

NARIC’s Research In Focus series highlights new and interesting findings from NIDILRR-funded studies, presented in lay language summaries. The series covers a wide array of topics, and aims to present peer-reviewed research in readable formats, so our readers can learn … Continue reading

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