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Shake-It-Up: Project abstract

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Project Shake-It-Up was a three year study designed to increase health promotion and empowerment for individuals with spinal cord injury and related neurological disabilities. The project incorporated capacity-building strategies for independent living and self-advocacy coupled with health education, physical activity, and recreation.


Shake-It-Up: Health promotion and capacity building for people with Spinal Cord Injuries and related neurological disabilities

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This is a description of a model demonstration project called Project Shake-It-Up. This project promotes the health and empowerment of people with spinal cord injuries and related neurological disabilities. It also builds the capacity of community organizations that provide services to this population.

Block, P., Skeels, S., Keys, CB & Rimmer J. (2005). Shake-It-Up: Health promotion and capacity building for people with Spinal Cord Injuries and related neurological disabilities. Disability and Rehabilitation. 27(4): 185-90. February 18, 2005

This is an electronic version of an article published in the [Disability and Rehabilitation]© [2005] Copyright Taylor & Francis; [Disability and Rehabilitation] is available online at http://journalsonline.tandf.co.uk/openurl.asp?genre=article&issn=0963-8288&volume=27&issue=4&spage=185


Participatory intervention research with a disability community: A practical guide to practice. The abstract in the PDF is correct, but the HTML version is incorrect.

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Shake-It-Up and Beyond: Building a Community-Based Disability Studies Research Program, Society for Disability Studies 2006 Meetings, Bethesda, Maryland, June 16, 2006)

 

This article is an ethnographic account of how a 3-year NIDRR-funded participatory action research (PAR) project about health promotion, capacity building and spinal cord injury evolves from ethnographic pilot research. Researchers in academic settings mediate relationships among funding entities, academic institutions, community organizations, and project participants. Each stakeholder has different needs, priorities and paradigmatic conceptions of disability. Using a combination of PAR, intervention research, and ethnography, strategies are discussed for developing partnerships and research agendas, seeking funding, overcoming barriers, and implementing, sustaining and disseminating the project and its core activities. We also use ethnography as a means to specify important dimensions and activities necessary for PAR with and within disability communities.

http://www.ijdcr.ca/VOL05_01_CAN/articles/block.shtml


Project Shake-It-Up: Using health promotion, capacity building and a disability studies framework to increase self efficacy.

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Project Shake-It-Up provided a health promotion and capacity building program for individuals with spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and related neurological impairments. Major research aims were to evaluate changes in participants’ self-efficacy, ability to set/achieve goals, and perceived independent-living status.

Block, P., Vanner, E., Keys, C. B., Rimmer, J., Skeels, S. (2010). Project Shake-It-Up!: A Disability Studies Framework of Empowerment for Capacity Building and Health Promotion. Disability & Rehabilitation, 32(9):741-54

This is an electronic version of an article published in the [Disability and Rehabilitation]© [2010] Copyright Informa Healthcare; [Disability and Rehabilitation] is available online at