Tamar Heller

Summary

Affiliation: University of Illinois at Chicago
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Interventions to promote health: crossing networks of intellectual and developmental disabilities and aging
    Tamar Heller
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA Electronic address
    Disabil Health J 7:S24-32. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Promoting healthy aging in adults with developmental disabilities
    Tamar Heller
    Department of Disability and Human Development MC 626, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1640 W Roosevelt Road, Chicago, Illinois 60608, USA
    Dev Disabil Res Rev 18:22-30. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Self-directed support: impact of hiring practices on adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and families
    Tamar Heller
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Intellect Dev Disabil 117:464-77. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Physical activity and nutrition health promotion interventions: what is working for people with intellectual disabilities?
    Tamar Heller
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60608 1336, USA
    Intellect Dev Disabil 49:26-36. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Family support and intergenerational caregiving: report from the State of the Science in Aging with Developmental Disabilities Conference
    Tamar Heller
    Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60608 6904, USA
    Disabil Health J 1:131-5. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Report of the state of the science in aging with developmental disabilities: charting lifespan trajectories and supportive environments for healthy community living symposium
    Tamar Heller
    Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities and Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60608 6904, USA
    Disabil Health J 1:127-30. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Involvement of adult siblings of persons with developmental disabilities in future planning
    Tamar Heller
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, USA
    Intellect Dev Disabil 47:208-19. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Aging family caregivers: policies and practices
    Tamar Heller
    Department of Disability and Human Development, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60608 6904, USA
    Ment Retard Dev Disabil Res Rev 13:136-42. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Supporting aging caregivers and adults with developmental disabilities in future planning
    Tamar Heller
    Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1640 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608 6904, USA
    Ment Retard 44:189-202. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Determinants of exercise in adults with cerebral palsy
    Tamar Heller
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60608, USA
    Public Health Nurs 19:223-31. 2002

Detail Information

Publications23

  1. doi request reprint Interventions to promote health: crossing networks of intellectual and developmental disabilities and aging
    Tamar Heller
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA Electronic address
    Disabil Health J 7:S24-32. 2014
    ..People with intellectual and developmental disabilities experience lower levels of healthy behaviors as do older persons, making health promotion a key priority for these populations...
  2. doi request reprint Promoting healthy aging in adults with developmental disabilities
    Tamar Heller
    Department of Disability and Human Development MC 626, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1640 W Roosevelt Road, Chicago, Illinois 60608, USA
    Dev Disabil Res Rev 18:22-30. 2013
    ..These conditions include life threatening ones such as cancer and cardio-vascular disease, as well as less serious conditions that are often more common among adults with developmental disabilities and could be treated if caught early...
  3. doi request reprint Self-directed support: impact of hiring practices on adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and families
    Tamar Heller
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Intellect Dev Disabil 117:464-77. 2012
    ..Also, the physical health and daily choice making of the adults with disabilities differed significantly by type of personal support worker hired...
  4. doi request reprint Physical activity and nutrition health promotion interventions: what is working for people with intellectual disabilities?
    Tamar Heller
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60608 1336, USA
    Intellect Dev Disabil 49:26-36. 2011
    ..When combined with a more comprehensive health behavior education program incorporating exercise and nutrition information, some evidence exists for reductions in weight...
  5. doi request reprint Family support and intergenerational caregiving: report from the State of the Science in Aging with Developmental Disabilities Conference
    Tamar Heller
    Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60608 6904, USA
    Disabil Health J 1:131-5. 2008
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Report of the state of the science in aging with developmental disabilities: charting lifespan trajectories and supportive environments for healthy community living symposium
    Tamar Heller
    Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities and Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60608 6904, USA
    Disabil Health J 1:127-30. 2008
    ..The overall goal of this symposium was to increase our understanding and improve the health, psychosocial well-being, and community participation of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities over their life course...
  7. doi request reprint Involvement of adult siblings of persons with developmental disabilities in future planning
    Tamar Heller
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, USA
    Intellect Dev Disabil 47:208-19. 2009
    ..Major support needs of siblings were for support groups, workshops-training on how to assume caregiving responsibility, financial support, and printed material on making future plans...
  8. ncbi request reprint Aging family caregivers: policies and practices
    Tamar Heller
    Department of Disability and Human Development, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60608 6904, USA
    Ment Retard Dev Disabil Res Rev 13:136-42. 2007
    ..Federal and state initiatives are addressing issues of family support through both the developmental disabilities and aging service systems...
  9. ncbi request reprint Supporting aging caregivers and adults with developmental disabilities in future planning
    Tamar Heller
    Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1640 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608 6904, USA
    Ment Retard 44:189-202. 2006
    ..Caregiving burden significantly decreased for families in the intervention and daily choice-making of individuals with disabilities increased...
  10. ncbi request reprint Determinants of exercise in adults with cerebral palsy
    Tamar Heller
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60608, USA
    Public Health Nurs 19:223-31. 2002
    ..Results of this study point to the need to inform and educate caregivers about the benefits and importance of exercise for adults with cerebral palsy...
  11. ncbi request reprint Attitudinal and psychosocial outcomes of a fitness and health education program on adults with down syndrome
    Tamar Heller
    Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging wuth Developmental Disabilities, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60608 6904, USA
    Am J Ment Retard 109:175-85. 2004
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Eight-year follow-up of the impact of environmental characteristics on well-being of adults with developmental disabilities
    Tamar Heller
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1640 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
    Ment Retard 40:366-78. 2002
    ..Greater opportunity to make choices and family involvement were associated with higher levels of community integration...
  13. doi request reprint Prevalence of falls and risk factors in adults with intellectual disability
    Kelly Hsieh
    University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Intellect Dev Disabil 117:442-54. 2012
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Health profile of aging family caregivers supporting adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities at home
    Kiyoshi Yamaki
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illionois, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
    Intellect Dev Disabil 47:425-35. 2009
    ..Implications regarding potential health risks for caregivers and residential services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities are discussed...
  15. doi request reprint Support needs of siblings of people with developmental disabilities
    Catherine K Arnold
    University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Disability and Human Development, 1640 W Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608 1336, USA
    Intellect Dev Disabil 50:373-82. 2012
    ..Three overarching themes for sibling support needs include: (a) getting disability-related information, (b) getting support for their caregiving role, and (c) enhancing the formal support system to address sibling needs...
  16. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal outcomes of a consumer-directed program supporting adults with developmental disabilities and their families
    Joe Caldwell
    Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities, Association of University Centers on Disabilities, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1640 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
    Intellect Dev Disabil 45:161-73. 2007
    ..At Time 3 families in the program had fewer unmet needs and higher service satisfaction than did families on the waiting list; there were no differences in community participation and caregiver burden...
  17. ncbi request reprint Bridging the equity gap: health promotion for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities
    Beth A Marks
    Department of Disability and Human Development DHD, University of Illinois at Chicago UIC, 1640 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
    Nurs Clin North Am 38:205-28. 2003
    ..Health becomes a resource for everyday life when individuals with I/DD are empowered and can participate in health promotion activities that are based in their community...
  18. doi request reprint Residential characteristics, social factors, and mortality among adults with intellectual disabilities: transitions out of nursing homes
    Kelly Hsieh
    Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60612 4394, USA
    Intellect Dev Disabil 47:447-65. 2009
    ..The results indicated, beyond age, adaptive behavior, and health, that size of residences, residential characteristics, and social factors are related to mortality...
  19. ncbi request reprint Evaluating an Interpersonal Model of Depression among adults with Down syndrome
    Sarah H Ailey
    University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
    Res Theory Nurs Pract 20:229-46. 2006
    ..Social and emotional loneliness are two dimensions of loneliness. The IMD provides a framework to assess depression in this population. Research on the efficacy of depression treatment based on the IMD is needed...
  20. ncbi request reprint Nursing care resources for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the life span
    Beth A Marks
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities, 1640 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
    Nurs Clin North Am 38:373-93, viii. 2003
    ..Additionally, resources are provided on a range of topics, including advocacy, issues across the lifespan for individuals with I/DD, health promotion, and legislation...
  21. ncbi request reprint Improvements in physical fitness in adults with Down syndrome
    James H Rimmer
    Center on Health Promotion Research for Persons With Disabilities, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60608 6904, USA
    Am J Ment Retard 109:165-74. 2004
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Nutritional status and risk factors for chronic disease in urban-dwelling adults with Down syndrome
    Carol L Braunschweig
    University of Illinois at Chicago, 60612, USA
    Am J Ment Retard 109:186-93. 2004
    ..Mean concentrations for lipids and glucose, however, were within normal limits; and prevalence for hypertension, elevated lipids, and glucose were less than those for the general population of the United States...
  23. ncbi request reprint The impact of assistive technology and environmental interventions on function and living situation status with people who are ageing with developmental disabilities
    Joy Hammel
    Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60612, USA
    Disabil Rehabil 24:93-105. 2002
    ..All subjects were trying to transition out of institutional settings to community settings...

Research Grants1

  1. Rehabilitation Research & Training Center on Aging with Development Disabilities
    Tamar Heller; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..2) Researchers will present their findings at an open conference on Day 1 to increase the knowledge of professionals in health services and the field of developmental disabilities. ..