Activity limitations are an important and useful dimension of disability, but there are few validated measures of activity limitations for adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities. This evaluation set out to describe the development of the Waisman Activities of Daily Living (W-ADL) Scale for adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities, and systematically evaluate its measurement… Read More »»
Evaluation of an Activities of Daily Living Scale for Adolescents and Adults With Developmental Disabilities
Slide presentations and guidelines for Physicians Assistants, Family Practitioners, and Nurse Practitioners on Primary Care of Elders with Disabilities Location: website Administering Organization: The University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), funded by the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC) Contact: Kathy Watson Email: email@example.com Visit Website
Diabetes among adults with cognitive limitations compared to individuals with no cognitive disabilities.
Using a retrospective analysis of data from the 2006 Medical Expenditures Panel Survey (MEPS), we assessed the health status of working-age adults with cognitive limitations in comparison to adults with no disability (unweighted N = 27,116; weighted N = 240,343,457). Adults with cognitive limitations had a significantly higher prevalence of diabetes than did adults with… Read More »»
Perceptions of cardiovascular health in an underserved community of deaf adults using American Sign Language.
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease leads in overall mortality and morbidity in the United States. Cardiovascular disparities remain high among minority and underserved groups. Deaf American Sign Language (ASL) users are an underserved and understudied group that receives little attention from researchers due to language and communication barriers. A recent ASL survey in Rochester, NY, indicated greater cardiovascular risk… Read More »»
Health disparities among adults with physical disabilities or cognitive limitations compared to individuals with no disabilities in the United States.
BACKGROUND: National survey data indicate the number of individuals reporting a disability is rising. Those with disabilities experience a large number of barriers to health promotion and disease prevention programming. However, only a limited number of studies have used nationally representative data to examine the health status of individuals with disabilities in comparison to those… Read More »»
Racial and ethnic differences in diabetes mellitus among people with and without psychiatric disorders: results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions.
OBJECTIVE: This study examined racial/ethnic differences in the prevalence of diabetes mellitus in a nationally representative sample of adults with and without common psychiatric disorders. METHOD: Data were drawn from Wave 2 of the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (N=34,653). Logistic regression models adjusting for sociodemographic variables and diabetes risk factors were… Read More »»
Health risk profile for older adults with blindness: an application of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health framework.
PURPOSE: To develop a health risk profile for adults age 65 years or older with blindness, using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as our conceptual framework. METHODS: We combined and analyzed data from the 2000-2006 National Health Interview Survey after backcoding questions to the ICF. We compared older adults with blindness… Read More »»
Uncovering health care inequalities among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Ward RL, Nichols AD, Freedman RI. Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice, SUNY Fredonia, NY 14063, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org Health Soc Work. 2010 Nov;35(4):280-90. Even as attention is drawn to the increasing number of individuals who experience health inequalities in the United… Read More »»