Chronic Conditions

Prevalence and causes of work disability among working-age U.S. adults, 2011–2013, NHIS

Kristina A. Theis, Ph.D., Douglas W. Roblin, Ph.D., Charles G. Helmick, M.D.,Ruiyan Luo, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 108-115 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.04.010 Background Chronic conditions are among the major causes of work disability (WD), which is associated with lower employment, less economic activity, and greater dependence on social programs, […]

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Post-acute care for children with special health care needs

Charles D. Phillips, Ph.D., M.P.H.,  Chau Truong, M.P.H., Hye-Chung Kum, Ph.D., Obioma Nwaiwu, Ph.D., M.B.B.S., Robert Ohsfeldt, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 49-57 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.08.010 Background Almost all studies of post-acute care (PAC) focus on older persons, frequently those suffering from chronic health problems. Some research is available on […]

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Impact of disability and chronic conditions on health

Katherine Froehlich-Grobe, Ph.D., Denton Jones, M.P.H., Michael S. Businelle, Ph.D., Darla E. Kendzor, Ph.D., Bjial A. Balasubramanian, M.B.B.S., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: May 02, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.04.007 Background Today one in five Americans have a disability and nearly half of Americans experiences a chronic condition. Whether disability results from or […]

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The Dynamic contribution of chronic conditions to temporal trends in disability among U.S. adults

Shih-Fan Lin, DrPH , Audrey N. Beck, Ph.D., Brian K. Finch, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, p332–340 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.11.006 Background Although evidence has shown that U.S. late-life disability has been declining, studies have also suggested that there has been an increase in chronic diseases between 1984 and 2007. Objectives To further illuminate […]

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Financial burdens and barriers to care among nonelderly adults: The role of functional limitations and chronic conditions

Didem Bernard, Ph.D,Thomas Selden, Ph.D., Susan Yeh, M.A. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, p256–264 Published online: October 9, 2015 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.09.003 Background People with functional limitations and chronic conditions account for the greatest resource use within the health care system. Objective To examine financial burdens and barriers to care among nonelderly adults, […]

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