Aging

Physical activity and depression in middle and older-aged adults with multiple sclerosis

The findings reported in this paper were presented at the 2011 5th Joint Triennial Congress of the European and Americas Committees for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Mark P. Jensen, Ph.D., Ivan R. Molton, Ph.D., Kevin J. Gertz, M.P.A., Charles H. Bombardier, Ph.D., Dori E. Rosenberg, Ph.D., M.P.H. Department of Rehabilitation […]

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Quality of diabetes care for adults with physical disabilities in Kansas

Amanda Reichard, Ph.D., Hayley Stolzle, M.P.H., Ana Carolina Sella, Ph.D., Theresa I. Shireman, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 34–40, January 2012 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2011.09.003   Abstract Background Similar to health disparities found among racial and ethnic minority groups, individuals with physical disabilities experience a greater risk for diabetes than those without disabilities. […]

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Unmet need for disability-related health care services and employment status among adults with disabilities in the Massachusetts Medicaid program

Alexis D. Henry, Sc.D., OTR/L, Linda Long-Bellil, Ph.D., J.D., Jianying Zhang, M.D., M.P.H., Jay Himmelstein, M.D., M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal Volume 4, Issue 4, Pages 209–218, October 2011   Abstract Background The employment rate among adults with disabilities is significantly lower than that among adults without disabilities. Ensuring access to rehabilitative and other health care […]

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Life events and their associations with depression and anxiety in older people with intellectual disabilities: results of the HA-ID study

Hermans H, Evenhuis HM.  Intellectual Disability Medicine, Department of General Practice, Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands. h.hermans.1@erasmusmc.nl.  J Affect Disord. 2012 Apr;138(1-2):79-85. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2011.12.025. Epub 2012 Feb 2. BACKGROUND: People with intellectual disabilities (ID) may be exposed to more life events due to different living circumstances and limited coping abilities. The frequency of […]

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Factors associated with depression and anxiety in older adults with intellectual disabilities: results of the healthy ageing and intellectual disabilities study

Hermans H, Evenhuis HM.  Intellectual Disability Medicine, Department of General Practice, Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Amarant, Healthcare Organization for People with Intellectual Disabilities, Tilburg, The Netherlands.  Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2013 Jul;28(7):691-9. doi: 10.1002/gps.3872. Epub 2012 Aug 8.’ OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to study which factors are associated with […]

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Relationship between depressive symptom severity and emergency department use among low-income, depressed homebound older adults aged 50 years and older

Choi NG, Marti CN, Bruce ML, Kunik ME.  The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA. nchoi@austin.utexas.edu.  BMC Psychiatry. 2012 Dec 26;12:233. doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-12-233. BACKGROUND: Previous research found a high prevalence of depression, along with chronic illnesses and disabilities, among older ED patients. This study examined the relationship between depressive symptom severity and the […]

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Physical function and health status in aging Puerto Rican adults: the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study

Castaneda-Sceppa C, Price LL, Noel SE, Bassett Midle J, Falcon LM, Tucker KL.  Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.  J Aging Health. 2010 Aug;22(5):653-72. doi: 10.1177/0898264310366738. Epub 2010 May 21. OBJECTIVES: This article describes physical function in Puerto Rican older adults and examines associations between health status and physical function. It also assesses relationships between physical […]

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The prevalence of sensory deficits, functional limitations, and disability among older Southeast Asians in the United States

Yang MS, Burr JA, Mutchler JE.  Department of Gerontology, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA 02125, USA.  J Aging Health. 2012 Oct;24(7):1252-74. Epub 2012 Sep 3. OBJECTIVE: This study described the prevalence of and risk factors for sensory deficits, cognitive and physical functional limitations, and disability among older Southeast Asian refugees in the United States. […]

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Affective interactions in medical visits: ethnic differences among American Indian older adults

Garroutte EM, Sarkisian N, Karamnov S.  Department of Sociology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA. eva.garroutte@bc.edu.  J Aging Health. 2012 Oct;24(7):1223-51. Epub 2012 Sep 4. OBJECTIVE: Investigate influence of ethnicity on older American Indian patients’ interpretations of providers’ affective behaviors. METHOD: Using data from 115 older American Indian patients, random effects ordered logit models […]

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Progressive and accelerated disability onset by race/ethnicity and education among late midlife and older adults

Latham K.  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248, USA. kelatham@umich.edu.  J Aging Health. 2012 Dec;24(8):1320-45. doi: 10.1177/0898264312459345. Epub 2012 Sep 14. OBJECTIVE: This study explores the pace of severe disability onset with an emphasis on the role of race/ethnicity and education. More specifically, this research examines whether race/ethnicity and educational attainment are independent predictors […]

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