Cognitive Disabilities

Results and their implications from comparing respondents and proxy responses for non-respondents with cognitive difficulties on a telephone survey

Mary Adams, M.S., M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal, January 2017, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.09.004   Background Limited study has been done on proxy responses for non-respondents with subjective cognitive decline (SCD) on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Objective To directly compare results for survey respondents with SCD with those for proxies provided for non-respondents with SCD. […]

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Learning to live with multiple sclerosis cognitive impairment and how it influences readiness for group cognitive intervention

  Cara L. Brown, M.Sc., Melissa Colbeck, M.O.T., Danielle Fogarty, M.O.T., Sara Funk, M.O.T. Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Manitoba, R106 – 771 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3T 2N2 Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: May 18, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.04.010 Background Up to 65% of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) […]

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Health spending among working-age immigrants with disabilities compared to those born in the US

Wassim Tarraf, M.B.A., Ph.D.; Elham Mahmoudi, Ph.D.; Heather E. Dillaway, Ph.D.; Hector M. González, Ph.D.; Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: January 28, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.01.007 Background Immigrants have disparate access to health care. Disabilities can amplify their health care burdens. Objective/hypothesis Examine how US- and foreign-born working-age adults with disabilities differ in […]

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Trends in disability and program participation among U.S. veterans

Yonatan Ben-Shalom, Jennifer R. Tennant, David C. Stapleton DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.12.008 Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 3, p449–456 Published online: January 6, 2016 Background Disability is increasingly part of the lives of veterans and more research is needed to understand its impact on veterans’ participation in disability benefit programs. Objective We examine how recent trends in receipt of service-connected […]

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The cross-sectional association between severity of non-cognitive disability and self-reported worsening memory

Brad Cannell, Ph.D., M.P.H., Erin D. Bouldin, Ph.D., M.P.H., Kari Teigen, Wajiha Z. Akhtar, M.P.H., Elena M. Andresen, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, p289–297 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.09.001 Background Research has demonstrated a clear association between cognitive decline and non-cognitive disability; however, all of these studies focus on disability as a correlate or result […]

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