Disability Policy

Treat me right, treat me equal: using national policy and legislation to create positive changes in local health services for people with intellectual disabilities

Roberts A, Townsend S, Morris J, Rushbrooke E, Greenhill B, Whitehead R, Matthews T, Golding L.  Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Programme, Division of Clinical Psychology, The University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, UK.  J Appl Res Intellect Disabil. 2013 Jan;26(1):14-25. doi: 10.1111/jar.12009. BACKGROUND: Creative use of legislation can produce positive change in the lives of […]

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Disability, employment and stress regarding ability to pay for housing and healthy food

Smith DL.  Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Missouri, 406 Lewis Hall, Columbia, MO 65211, USA. Tel.: +1 573 882 8403; Fax: +1 573 884 2610; E-mail: smithdiane@health.missouri.edu.  Work. 2013 Jan 2. [Epub ahead of print] OBJECTIVE: To determine if disability is a significant factor in increasing the likelihood of experiencing stress regarding the ability […]

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Effects of Gender, Disability, and Age in the Receipt of Preventive Services

Miller NA, Kirk A, Alston B, Glos L.  Department of Public Policy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore MD 21250. E-mail: nanmille@umbc.edu.  Gerontologist. 2013 Mar 12. [Epub ahead of print] Purpose of the Study:We extend research to examine relations between gender, disability, and age in the receipt of preventive services. DESIGN AND […]

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Dually-eligible working-age adults with disabilities: issues and challenges as health reform is implemented

Hall JP.  Institute for Health and Disability Policy Studies, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045-3101, USA. jhall@ku.edu.  Disabil Health J. 2013 Apr;6(2):72-4. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.01.004. Epub 2013 Feb 4. This special section on working-age adults with disabilities dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid is based on two panel presentations at the June 2012 meeting of the […]

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Key focal areas for bridging the fields of aging and disability: findings from the growing older with a disability conference

Naidoo V, Putnam M, Spindel A.  York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Int J Integr Care. 2012 Nov 16;12:e201. Print 2012 Oct. Based upon research presented at the 2011 Festival of International Conferences on Caregiving, Disability, Aging and Technology (FICCDAT)-and specifically the Growing Older with a Disability (GOWD) conference, this paper identifies areas where bridging building […]

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Determinants of on-the-job-barriers in employed persons with multiple sclerosis: The role of disability severity and cognitive indices

Carrieri L, Sgaramella TM, Bortolon F, Stenta G, Fornaro L, Cracco A, Perini F, Soresi S.  Dipartimento di Scienze Filosofiche, Università di Cassino, Cassino, Italy.  Work. 2013 Mar 26. [Epub ahead of print] BACKGROUND: Literature has shown that work maintenance is central in order to guarantee participation to persons with disability. Knowledge about potential sources […]

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Distribution of services and supports for people with traumatic brain injury in rural and urban Missouri.

New paradigms of disability suggest that many variables interact to influence the community functioning of people with traumatic brain injury (TBI), including injury severity and social, psychological, and environmental factors. Unfortunately, the majority of TBI outcome research to date has primarily focused on injury severity variables (e.g., neuroradiologic findings, loss of consciousness, posttraumatic amnesia) to […]

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Injury prevention for children with disabilities.

Little injury data exists for children who have disabilities. There is an urgent need to address injury prevention and to improve safety standards for this group. Understanding the epidemiology of injuries will allow clinicians to accurately advise patients and their families on individual risks and counsel them in steps to take to reduce those risks. […]

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Changing the chronic care system to meet people’s needs.

Persons who are likely to be the heaviest users of medical and supportive care services—those with chronic illnesses, disabilities, and functional limitations—are often forced to navigate a system that requires them to perform most of the coordination functions themselves and is generally not organized around their needs. In 1996 an estimated 128 million Americans had […]

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Disability as a public health issue: findings and reflections from the Massachusetts survey of secondary conditions.

Public health researchers and practitioners have begun to recognize the dynamic nature of disability, promote the health of people with disabilities, and develop strategies to prevent secondary conditions among them. To understand the epidemiology of secondary conditions, the authors developed the Massachusetts Survey of Secondary Conditions, a longitudinal study of adults with major disabilities (n […]

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