Cancer

Bilingual approach to online cancer genetics education for Deaf American Sign Language users produces greater knowledge and confidence than English text only: A randomized study

Christina G.S. Palmer, Ph.D., Patrick Boudreault, Ph.D., Barbara A. Berman, Ph.D., Alicia Wolfson, M.A., Lionel Duarte, B.S., Vickie L. Venne, M.S., Janet S. Sinsheimer, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, January 2017, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 23–32 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.07.002   Introduction Deaf American Sign Language-users (ASL) have limited access to cancer genetics information they can readily understand, increasing risk for health disparities. We compared […]

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Trends in colorectal cancer screening over time for persons with and without chronic disability

Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc.; Stephen G. Kurtz, M.S.; Sowmya R. Rao, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: March 23, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.02.003 Background Persons with disabilities have often experienced disparities in routine cancer screening. However, with civil rights protections from the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, such disparities may diminish over […]

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Rural disparities in receipt of colorectal cancer screening among adults ages 50–64 with disabilities

Willi Horner-Johnson, Ph.D., Konrad Dobbertin, M.P.H., Jae Chul Lee, Ph.D., Elena M. Andresen, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 4, p394–401 Published online: June 17, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.06.001 Background Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Early detection can reduce mortality; however, only 59% of U.S. […]

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Cost disparities in lung cancer treatment by disability status, sex, and race

Thomas N. Chirikos, Ph.D.∗, Richard G. Roetzheim, M.D., M.S.P.H., Ellen P. McCarthy, Ph.D., M.P.H., Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc. ∗Currently, Professor Emeritus, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA. Disability and Health Journal, April 2008 Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 108–115 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.01.004   Abstract Background The recent literature contains numerous reports of disparities in the […]

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