Deaf

“They must understand we are people”: Pregnancy and maternity service use among signing Deaf women in Cape Town

Margaret W. Gichane, MSPH, Marion Heap, PhD, Mayara Fontes, MA, Leslie London, MD. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 3, p434–439 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.03.016   Background Women with disabilities are at disproportionate risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes, however, there is limited information on their pregnancy histories. This mixed-methods study focuses on signing Deaf women whose access to health care may be compromised […]

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The knowledge and skills related to sexual abuse prevention among Chinese children with hearing loss in Beijing

Buyi Yu, Jingqi Chen, Yichen Jin, Wenjing Zhang, Yanan Feng, Xiaoxia Zhao Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p344–349 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.12.014   Background The prevalence of any child sexual abuse (CSA) experience before the age of 16 years ranges from 10.2 to 35.2% in China,1–5 but there has been no research so far exploring the level of awareness of CSA prevention and self-protection […]

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Criterion-related validity of the short form of the international physical activity questionnaire in adults who are Deaf

Diogo Menezes, M.S., Luís Laranjo, M.S., José Marmeleira, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, January 2017, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 33–38 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.06.005   Background To implement appropriate programs for promoting physical activity (PA) in people who are Deaf, it is important to have valid instruments for assessing PA in this population. Objective The main purpose of this study was […]

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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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