Wellness Promotion in Persons With Disabilities: Physicians' Personal Behaviors, Attitudes, and Practices
Department or Administrative Unit
Objective: To examine physicians' attitudes, personal wellness behaviors, and wellness promotion practices with their patients who were living with a disability. Design and Participants: A 20-item survey was mailed to 1,200 physicians from a national stratified random sample. Responses were received from 417 physicians (34.8% response rate). Results: Physicians who reported engaging in high levels of wellness promotion with their patients with disabilities rated wellness promotion as more important and reported feeling more competent and responsible. Several barriers and incentives to wellness promotion were reported. Conclusions: Physicians' attitudes and perceived competencies may influence their wellness promotion activities with their patients with disabilities. Medical training modules and other methods may increase physicians' wellness promotion activities.
Downs, A., Wile, N., Krahn, G., & Turner, A. (2004). Wellness Promotion in Persons With Disabilities: Physicians’ Personal Behaviors, Attitudes, and Practices. Rehabilitation Psychology, 49(4), 303–308. https://doi.org/10.1037/0090-55184.108.40.2063
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