Disability Policy

Disability Policy Research: Population Estimates

History, implementation, and current status of the National Spinal Cord Injury Database. Stover SL, DeVivo MJ, Go BK. Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1999 Nov;80(11):1365-71 Objective: To summarize a 25-year history of the Model Spinal Cord Injury Program and the coexistent National Spinal Cord […]

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Protection of human subjects with disability: guidelines for research.

Typically, protection of human subjects is a shared responsibility involving the local institutional review board (IRB) and the clinical investigator, guided by federal and state law as well as local organizational policy. The IRB screens protocols to ensure subjects’ safety by making sure that risks are acceptable and do not outweigh benefits. However, the recruitment […]

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The Surgeon General’s Report and special-needs patients: a framework for action for children and their caregivers.

The Surgeon General’s Report, Oral Health in America, is the first comprehensive assessment of oral, dental, and craniofacial health in the history of our nation. The intent of this first-ever Report is to alert Americans to the full meaning of oral health and its importance to general health and well-being across the lifespan. Moreover, the […]

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Passage of policy statement on the high risk of blindness, lower-extremity amputations, and oral health consequences in minority populations due to diabetes.

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Consumer and surrogate preferences for a cash option versus traditional services: Florida adults with developmental disabilities.

As long-term service expenditures have risen, policymakers have sought ways to control costs while maintaining consumer satisfaction. Concurrently, there is increasing interest in the disability community in consumer direction. The Cash and Counseling Demonstration and Evaluation (CCDE) seeks to increase consumer direction and control costs by offering a cash allowance and information services to persons […]

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Disability Policy Research: Health Promotion

Community-based persons with mental retardation: opportunities for health promotion. Ridenour N, Norton D. Graduate Nursing Program, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, Lubbock 79430, USA. Nurse Pract Forum 1997 Jun;8(2):45-9 The public policy of supporting the mentally retarded in community-based, group home environments provides an exciting opportunity for nurses to develop health […]

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Prevention and management of urinary tract infections in paralyzed persons.

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