James A Rimmer

Summary

Affiliation: University of Illinois at Chicago
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Accessibility of health clubs for people with mobility disabilities and visual impairments
    James H Rimmer
    National Center on Physical Activity and Disability and Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center Rectech, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60608 6904, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:2022-8. 2005
  2. pmc Obesity and overweight prevalence among adolescents with disabilities
    James H Rimmer
    Center on Health Promotion Research for Persons With Disabilities, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60608 6904, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 8:A41. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint The conspicuous absence of people with disabilities in public fitness and recreation facilities: lack of interest or lack of access?
    James H Rimmer
    Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center RecTech, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1640 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608 6904, USA
    Am J Health Promot 19:327-9, ii. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Obesity prevalence among a group of Chicago residents with disabilities
    James H Rimmer
    Department of Disability and Human Development and College of Nursing, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60608 6904, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:1461-4. 2005
  5. doi request reprint Barrier removal in increasing physical activity levels in obese African American women with disabilities
    James H Rimmer
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60608 6904, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 19:1869-76. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Use of the ICF in identifying factors that impact participation in physical activity/rehabilitation among people with disabilities
    James H Rimmer
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL 60608 6904, USA
    Disabil Rehabil 28:1087-95. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Obesity and secondary conditions in adolescents with disabilities: addressing the needs of an underserved population
    James H Rimmer
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60608 6904, USA
    J Adolesc Health 41:224-9. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Physical activity for youth with disabilities: a critical need in an underserved population
    James A Rimmer
    Department of Disability and Human Development, National Center on Physical Activity and Disability, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60608 7904, USA
    Dev Neurorehabil 11:141-8. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Barriers associated with exercise and community access for individuals with stroke
    James H Rimmer
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 45:315-22. 2008
  10. doi request reprint A conceptual model for identifying, preventing, and managing secondary conditions in people with disabilities
    James H Rimmer
    Center on Health Promotion Research for Persons With Disabilities, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1640 West Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608 6904, USA
    Phys Ther 91:1728-39. 2011

Detail Information

Publications41

  1. pmc Accessibility of health clubs for people with mobility disabilities and visual impairments
    James H Rimmer
    National Center on Physical Activity and Disability and Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center Rectech, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60608 6904, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:2022-8. 2005
    ..We sought to examine the accessibility of health clubs to persons with mobility disabilities and visual impairments...
  2. pmc Obesity and overweight prevalence among adolescents with disabilities
    James H Rimmer
    Center on Health Promotion Research for Persons With Disabilities, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60608 6904, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 8:A41. 2011
    ..We examined overweight and obesity prevalence among adolescents with disabilities by disability type (physical vs cognitive) and demographic factors (sex, age, race/ethnicity)...
  3. ncbi request reprint The conspicuous absence of people with disabilities in public fitness and recreation facilities: lack of interest or lack of access?
    James H Rimmer
    Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center RecTech, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1640 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608 6904, USA
    Am J Health Promot 19:327-9, ii. 2005
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Obesity prevalence among a group of Chicago residents with disabilities
    James H Rimmer
    Department of Disability and Human Development and College of Nursing, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60608 6904, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:1461-4. 2005
    ..To examine the prevalence of overweight, obesity, and extreme obesity in a predominantly minority group of adults with disabilities...
  5. doi request reprint Barrier removal in increasing physical activity levels in obese African American women with disabilities
    James H Rimmer
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60608 6904, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 19:1869-76. 2010
    ..This pilot study examined the effectiveness of a telephone-based intervention to increase physical activity in obese African American women with mobility disabilities by targeting the removal of barriers to participation...
  6. ncbi request reprint Use of the ICF in identifying factors that impact participation in physical activity/rehabilitation among people with disabilities
    James H Rimmer
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL 60608 6904, USA
    Disabil Rehabil 28:1087-95. 2006
    ..This paper describes how the ICF can assist health professionals in identifying a broader constellation of factors when prescribing physical activity/rehabilitation programs for persons with varying levels of disability...
  7. ncbi request reprint Obesity and secondary conditions in adolescents with disabilities: addressing the needs of an underserved population
    James H Rimmer
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60608 6904, USA
    J Adolesc Health 41:224-9. 2007
    ..A range of interventions will be necessary to overcome the many barriers that youth with disabilities experience in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight...
  8. doi request reprint Physical activity for youth with disabilities: a critical need in an underserved population
    James A Rimmer
    Department of Disability and Human Development, National Center on Physical Activity and Disability, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60608 7904, USA
    Dev Neurorehabil 11:141-8. 2008
    ..The use of information technology (IT) to customize physical activity programmes for youth with disabilities offers a promising approach to addressing this important health issue in the future...
  9. ncbi request reprint Barriers associated with exercise and community access for individuals with stroke
    James H Rimmer
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 45:315-22. 2008
    ..Healthcare professionals must identify and remove these barriers to promote greater participation in exercise among people with stroke...
  10. doi request reprint A conceptual model for identifying, preventing, and managing secondary conditions in people with disabilities
    James H Rimmer
    Center on Health Promotion Research for Persons With Disabilities, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1640 West Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608 6904, USA
    Phys Ther 91:1728-39. 2011
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial to increase physical activity and reduce obesity in a predominantly African American group of women with mobility disabilities and severe obesity
    James H Rimmer
    Center on Health Promotion Research for Persons With Disabilities, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1640 West Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608 6904, USA
    Prev Med 48:473-9. 2009
    ..This randomized controlled trial tested a tailored, telephone-based physical activity coaching intervention for a predominantly African American group of women with severe obesity and mobility disability...
  12. doi request reprint Obesity and obesity-related secondary conditions in adolescents with intellectual/developmental disabilities
    J H Rimmer
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60608 6904, USA
    J Intellect Disabil Res 54:787-94. 2010
    ..To explore the prevalence of obesity and related secondary conditions associated with obesity in adolescents with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD)...
  13. doi request reprint Building a future in disability and public health
    James H Rimmer
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60608 6904, USA
    Disabil Health J 4:6-11. 2011
    ..Building capacity within and across the other sections in APHA will be our greatest challenge over these next few years. Our journey has just begun...
  14. ncbi request reprint Obesity and intellectual disability
    James H Rimmer
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60608 6904, USA
    Ment Retard Dev Disabil Res Rev 12:22-7. 2006
    ..The lack of research on successful weight reduction strategies for obese persons with ID makes this an important and greatly needed area of research...
  15. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of a health promotion intervention for a group of predominantly African American women with type 2 diabetes
    James H Rimmer
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1640 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608 6904, USA
    Diabetes Educ 28:571-80. 2002
    ....
  16. 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
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Exercise training for African Americans with disabilities residing in difficult social environments
    James H Rimmer
    Department of Disability and Human Development Rimmer, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Am J Prev Med 23:290-5. 2002
    ..To examine the feasibility, efficacy, and safety of a structured 12-week exercise training program for a predominantly African-American group of adults with multiple health conditions who reside in difficult social environments...
  18. ncbi request reprint Exercise training in a predominantly African-American group of stroke survivors
    J H Rimmer
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60608 6904, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 32:1990-6. 2000
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a 12-wk exercise training program in a predominantly African-American group of stroke survivors with multiple comorbidities...
  19. ncbi request reprint Effects of a short-term health promotion intervention for a predominantly African-American group of stroke survivors
    J H Rimmer
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60608 6904, USA
    Am J Prev Med 18:332-8. 2000
    ..The study examined the effects of a 12-week health promotion intervention for a predominantly urban African-American population of stroke survivors...
  20. ncbi request reprint Health promotion for people with disabilities: the emerging paradigm shift from disability prevention to prevention of secondary conditions
    J H Rimmer
    Center on Health Promotion Research for Persons With Disabilities, Department of Disability and Human Development, College of Health and Human Development Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60608 6904, USA
    Phys Ther 79:495-502. 1999
    ..A greater emphasis must be placed on community-based health promotion initiatives for people with disabilities in order to achieve these objectives...
  21. ncbi request reprint Physical activity participation among persons with disabilities: barriers and facilitators
    James H Rimmer
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60608 6704, USA
    Am J Prev Med 26:419-25. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify various barriers and facilitators associated with participation in fitness and recreation programs/facilities among persons with disabilities...
  22. ncbi request reprint Physical activity patterns of African-American women with physical disabilities
    J H Rimmer
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60608 6904, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 31:613-8. 1999
    ..This lack of information makes it difficult for public health officials to set policy guidelines for this segment of the population...
  23. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of AIMFREE: Accessibility Instruments Measuring Fitness and Recreation Environments
    James Rimmer
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60608 3904, USA
    Disabil Rehabil 26:1087-95. 2004
    ..General domains of assessment included the built environment, equipment, programmes, policies, and training and behaviour...
  24. ncbi request reprint Exercise and physical activity in persons aging with a physical disability
    James H Rimmer
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1640 West Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608 6904, USA
    Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 16:41-56. 2005
    ..HMOs and other health insurers will require evidence-based outcomes before establishing reimbursement procedures for physical activity programs for persons aging with a physical disability...
  25. doi request reprint Objective measures of neighborhood environment and self-reported physical activity in spinal cord injured men
    Huifang Liang
    Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1468-73. 2008
    ..To assess the relationship between objective neighborhood environment and self-reported physical activity (PA) and between PA and obesity-related risk factors in people with spinal cord injury (SCI)...
  26. doi request reprint A preliminary study to examine the effects of aerobic and therapeutic (nonaerobic) exercise on cardiorespiratory fitness and coronary risk reduction in stroke survivors
    James H Rimmer
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60608 6904, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90:407-12. 2009
    ..To compare the effects of 3 different exercise training regimens on cardiorespiratory fitness and coronary risk factor reduction in subjects with unilateral stroke...
  27. ncbi request reprint Aerobic exercise training in stroke survivors
    James H Rimmer
    Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Recreational Technologies and Exercise Physiology, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    Top Stroke Rehabil 12:17-30. 2005
    ..Future research must address optimal aerobic training programs necessary for reductions in cardiovascular risk factors and gains in functional status in stroke patients...
  28. doi request reprint Environmental barriers to and availability of healthy foods for people with mobility disabilities living in urban and suburban neighborhoods
    Mina C Mojtahedi
    Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, IL 60612, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:2174-9. 2008
    ..To assess the impact of the built environment on access to healthy foods for people with mobility disabilities by measuring wheelchair accessibility of grocery stores and availability of healthy affordable foods...
  29. pmc Cardiovascular endurance and heart rate variability in adolescents with type 1 or type 2 diabetes
    Melissa Spezia Faulkner
    Department of Maternal and Child Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60612 7350, USA
    Biol Res Nurs 7:16-29. 2005
    ..Differences in exercise beliefs, physical activity, HRV, and CE in youth with type 1 versus type 2 DM were determined...
  30. 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...
  31. 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
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Effects of high-intensity endurance and resistance exercise on HIV metabolic abnormalities: a pilot study
    F Patrick Robinson
    University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Biol Res Nurs 8:177-85. 2007
    ..7% (+/-41.7%), neither of which was a statistically significant change. Results suggest that further testing of the combined exercise intervention in a randomized controlled design is warranted...
  33. doi request reprint Prevalence of obesity-related chronic health conditions in overweight adolescents with disabilities
    Kiyoshi Yamaki
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL 60608 6904, United States
    Res Dev Disabil 32:280-8. 2011
    ..Greater efforts must be made to address the higher rates of obesity-related health conditions in youth with disabilities during childhood and adolescence to avoid significant health consequences and health care costs in adulthood...
  34. ncbi request reprint Health promotion for people with physical, cognitive and sensory disabilities: an emerging national priority
    James H Rimmer
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1640 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608 6904, USA
    Am J Health Promot 16:220-4, ii. 2002
    ..Programs for people with disabilities must be developed with full recognition of limitations caused by both the primary and secondary disability...
  35. doi request reprint Exercise intervention research on persons with disabilities: what we know and where we need to go
    James H Rimmer
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60608 6904, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 89:249-63. 2010
    ..g., pain/fatigue reduction, improved cardiorespiratory health). Multicenter trials will be needed for low-prevalence populations to strengthen research designs and increase generalizability of study findings...
  36. ncbi request reprint A conceptual framework for improving the accessibility of fitness and recreation facilities for people with disabilities
    Barth B Riley
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
    J Phys Act Health 5:158-68. 2008
    ..Technology is incorporated to facilitate accessibility assessment, interaction between various stakeholders, and the creation of an accessibility solutions database. Policy implications of this approach are discussed...
  37. ncbi request reprint Different risk factor patterns for metabolic syndrome in men with spinal cord injury compared with able-bodied men despite similar prevalence rates
    Huifang Liang
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 88:1198-204. 2007
    ..To determine if the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and risk factors differs between age- and race-matched men with spinal cord injury (SCI) and able-bodied men...
  38. doi request reprint Effects of exercise on quality of life in stroke survivors: a meta-analysis
    Ming De Chen
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1640 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608 6904, USA
    Stroke 42:832-7. 2011
    ..The objective of this meta-analysis was to update the evidence on exercise and HRQOL in stroke survivors with additional new information on randomized controlled trials that have been published since these 3 previous reviews...
  39. ncbi request reprint Aerobic exercise equipment preferences among older adults: a preliminary investigation
    Marilyn A Looney
    Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA
    J Appl Meas 4:43-58. 2003
    ..This preliminary investigation illustrates how useful information can be obtained from a many-facet Rasch analysis to guide instrument revision and better understand exercise equipment preferences among a frail older population...
  40. ncbi request reprint Shake-It-Up: health promotion and capacity building for people with spinal cord injuries and related neurological disabilities
    Pamela Block
    Occupational Therapy Programme, Stony Brook University, New York 11794 8201, USA
    Disabil Rehabil 27:185-90. 2005
    ..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...
  41. ncbi request reprint Promotion of physical fitness and prevention of secondary conditions for children with cerebral palsy: section on pediatrics research summit proceedings
    Eileen G Fowler
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California at Los Angeles, and Faculty, Tarjan Center at UCLA, 22 70 Rehabilitation Center, 1000 Veteran Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1795, USA
    Phys Ther 87:1495-510. 2007
    ..Current intervention protocols and outcome measurements were critically evaluated, and recommendations were made for future research...

Research Grants10

  1. EEFFECTS OF AEROBIC EXERCISE IN PERSONS WITH STROKE
    James Rimmer; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Unlike traditional analytic methods, the GEE approach can be used with data characterized by almost any type of statistical distribution (e.g., normal/Gaussian, binomial, Poison). ..
  2. Personalized Physical Activity & Nutrition Intervention for Overweight/Obese.....
    James Rimmer; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Intention-to-treat analysis will be conducted using a series of mixed models that will compare the three treatment groups over time (pre-test and six, 12 and 18-month post-test). ..
  3. Universal Exercise Kits for Manual Wheelchair Users
    James Rimmer; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  4. Building Health Empowerment Zones for People with Disabilities
    James Rimmer; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The primary outcome of this demonstration project is a model program for improving access to the built environment resulting in improved health and reduction of secondary conditions among people with mobility disabilities. ..