Brian J. Dudgeon

Brian_DudgeonBrian J. Dudgeon, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Professor and Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health Professions


dudgeon@uab.edu

Office Phone: 205-202-6101  
Office Fax:  205-975-7787
Office Location:  SHPB 364




Department(s) and Affiliations
Occupational Therapy

Focus of Research

Dudgeon’s research focuses on acquisition and uses of assistive technology and environmental accommodations; managing with disability related pain and other secondary conditions associated with physical disability. He uses qualitative, survey and other research methods that explore disability experiences and self-management of daily living and lifestyle needs of individuals and by populations. A focus on disparities in health and acquisition of health care by those with disability are being explored as well.

Recent and Selected Publications
Dudgeon, B. J., Gerrard, B. C., Jensen, M. P., Rhodes, L. A., & Tyler, E. J. (2002). Physical disability and the experience of chronic pain. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 83, 229-235.

Dudgeon, B. J. (2002). Understanding Habits in Context, Perspective from a Person with Disability, Proceedings of Habits 2 Conference. OTJR: Occupation, Participation & Health. 22, Suppl., 101-102S.

Dudgeon, B. J., & Low, J. F. (2003). The issue is: Occupational Therapy and Genetic Information: Considerations and Cautions, American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 57, 227-228.

Yorkston, K. M., Johnson, K., Klasner, E. R., Amtmann, D., Kuehn, C. M., & Dudgeon, B. J. (2003). Getting the work done: A qualitative study of individuals with multiple sclerosis. Disability and Rehabilitation, 25, 369-379.

Russell, K. V., Dudgeon, B. J., Deitz, J. C., & Johnson, K. L. (2003). Accessibility and usability of communication and organizational systems in distance learning. Rehabilitation Education, 17, 81-94.

Dudgeon, B. J., Ehde, D. M., Cardenas, D. D., Engel, J. M., Hoffman, A. J., & Jensen, M. P. (2005). Describing pain with physical disability: Narrative interviews and the McGill Pain Questionnaire. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 86, 109-115.

Kanny, E. M., Smith, R., Dudgeon, B. J. (2005). Genetics in occupational therapy education: A Survey of professional entry-level programs. American Journal Occupational Therapy, 59, 165-172.

Chan, L. C., Shumway-Cook, A., Yorkston, K., Ciol, M. A., Dudgeon, B. J., & Hoffman, J. M. (2005). Design and validation of a methodology using international classification of Diseases 9 (ICD-9) to identify secondary conditions in individuals with disabilities Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 86, 1065-1069.

Hoffman, J. M., Yorkston, K. M., Sumway-Cook, A., Ciol, M. A., Dudgeon, B. J. & Chan, L. (2005). Effect of communication disability on satisfaction with health care: a survey of Medicare beneficiaries. American Journal Speech Language Pathology, 14, 221-8.

Engel, J. M., Petrina, T. J., Dudgeon, B. J., & McKearnan, K. A. (2005). Cerebral palsy and chronic pain: A descriptive study of children and adolescents. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 25, 73-84.

Dudgeon, B. J., Tyler, E. J. Rhodes, L. A., & Jensen, M. P. (2006). Managing usual and unexpected pain with physical disability: A qualitative analysis. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 60, 92-103.

Eadie, T. L., Yorkston, K. M., Klasner, E. R., Dudgeon, B. J., Deitz, J. T., Baylor, C. R., Miller, R. M., & Amtmann, D. (2006). Measuring communicative participation: A review of self-report instruments in speech-language pathology. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 15, 307-320.

Bogan, L. K., Powell, J. M., & Dudgeon, B. J. (2007). Experiences of living with non-cancer related lymphedema: Implications for clinical practice. Qualitative Health Research. 17, 213-224.

Johnson, K. L., Dudgeon, B., Kuehn, C., & Walker, W. (2007). Assistive Technology Use Among Adolescents and Young Adults with Spina Bifida. American Journal Public Health, 97, 330-336.

Yorkston, K. M., Baylor, C. R., Klasner, E. R., Deitz, J., Dudgeon, B. J., Eadie, T., Miller, R.M & Amtmann, D. (2007). Satisfaction with communicative participation as defined by adults with multiple sclerosis: A qualitative study. Journal of Communication Disorders, 40, 433-451.

Hoffman, J. M., Shumway-Cook, A., Yorkston, K. A., Ciol, M. A., Dudgeon, B. J., & Chan, L. (2007). Association of mobility limitations and health care satisfaction and use of preventive care: A survey of Medicare beneficiaries. Archives Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 88, 583-8.

Yorkston, K. M., Baylor, C. R., Deitz, J., Dudgeon, B. J., Eadie, T., Miller, R. M., & Amtmann, D. (2008). Developing a scale of communicative participation: A cognitive interviewing study. Disability and Rehabilitation, 30, 425-33.

Ciol, M. A., Shumway-Cook, A., Hoffman, J. M., Yorkston, K. M., Dudgeon, B. J., Chan, L. (2008). Minority Disparities in Disability among Medicare Beneficiaries, Journal American Geriatric Society, 56, 444-53.

Dudgeon, B. J., Hoffman, J. M., Ciol, M. A., Shumway-Cook, A., Yorkston, K. M., & Chan, L. (2008). Managing activity difficulties at home: A survey of Medicare beneficiaries. Archives Physical Medicine Rehabilitation, 89, 1256-61.

Horsman, M., Suto, M., Dudgeon, B., & Harris, S. R. (2010) Growing Older with Cerebral Palsy: Insiders’ Perspectives. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 22, 296-303.

Bamer, A. M., Connell, F. A., Dudgeon, B. J., & Johnson, K. L., (2010). Frequency of purchase and associated costs of assistive technology for Washington State Medicaid program enrollees with spina bifida by age. Disability and Health Journal, 3, 155-161.

Kerfeld, C., Dudgeon, B. J., Engel, J., & Kartin, D. (in press). Cognitive Interviewing for Development of Items that Assess Physical Function Related to Mobility in Children who are Wheelchair Users. Pediatric Physical Therapy.

Kaminsky, T. A., Mitchell, P. H., Thompson, E. A., Dudgeon, B. J., & Powell, J. M. (in press). Supports and Barriers as Experienced by Individuals with Vision Loss from Diabetes. Disability and Rehabilitation.

Morris, M.A., Yorkston, K. M., & Dudgeon, B. (in press). A Qualitative Study of Adult AAC Users’ Experiences Communicating with Medical Providers. Disability & Rehabilitation.