Disability

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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Food security among young adults with disabilities in the United States: Findings from the National Health Interview Survey

Debra L. Brucker, M.P.A., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, p 298–305 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.10.003 Background Prior research has suggested that young adults with disabilities face economic, health and social disadvantage. Food security, an area of disadvantage that can influence overall health, has not been fully explored for this population. Objective To examine […]

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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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What are the specific disability and limitation types underlying responses to the BRFSS disability questions?

Joshua Mann, M.P.H., M.D., Pallavi Balte, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., John Clarkson, M.P.H., Daniela Nitcheva, Ph.D., Catherine Leigh Graham, M.E.B.M.E., Suzanne McDermott, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 1, p17–28 Published online: July 2 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.06.007 Abstract Background Researchers rely on resources such as BRFSS data to understand the health status of people with […]

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General health, health conditions, and current pregnancy among U.S. women with and without chronic physical disabilities

Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc., Jun Yu, M.Sc., Amy J. Wint, M.Sc., Suzanne C. Smeltzer, R.N., Ed.D., Jeffrey L. Ecker, M.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 2, p181–188 Published online: January 6, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.12.002 Background Although increasing numbers of reproductive-age U.S. women with chronic physical disabilities (CPD) are becoming pregnant, little is […]

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Unmet needs for home and community-based services among persons with disabilities in Massachusetts

Monika Mitra, Ph.D., Karen Bogen, Ph.D., Linda M. Long-Bellil, Ph.D., J.D., Dennis Heaphy, M.Ed., M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal Volume 4, Issue 4, Pages 219–228, October 2011   Abstract  Background Home and community-based services (HCBS) are vital to the health and well-being of persons with disabilities. However, no previous population-based studies have examined the prevalence of […]

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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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