Project 2: Participation-Focused Longitudinal Cohort Study of Individuals Aging with a Long-Term Physical Disability

What is this project about?

People aging with long-term physical disabilities (PAwLTPD) experience begin to show health-related signs of aging at an earlier age than the general population. PAwLTPD are often excluded from research so there are few studies exploring changes in participation as adults with disabilities age. There is also limited research exploring how personal and environmental factors affect community participation in PAwLTPD.

Project Goals

  1. Look at how community participation changes for PAwLTPD over three years.
  2. Look at how receiving LTSS affects how much PAwLTPD participate in their communities.

What does this study involve?

We will be recruiting 550 participants to complete three 30-minute surveys over three years. Surveys will be collected online or over the phone.

Participants will include adults between the ages of 45-65 who have had a physical disability for at least five years. Survey participants will receive a $16 gift card for each survey they complete for a total of up to $48.

Status: In development. We will be recruiting participants soon! If you are interested in participating, please contact us.