Employment

The influence of geographic variation in socio-cultural factors on length of work disability

Brittany Gaines, M.S., Elyssa Besen, Ph.D., Glenn Pransky, M.D., M.Occ.H. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p308–319 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.12.009       Background Previous research has largely concentrated on how individual-level factors explain work disability duration. However, growing evidence suggests socio-cultural factors may significantly influence length of work disability. Objective This study examined whether socio-cultural factors that vary by […]

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Consumers’ and workers’ perspectives about consumer-directed services in the United States

Jamie G. Swaine, B.A.; Susan L. Parish, Ph.D., M.S.W; Leah Igdalsky, B.A.; Robyn M. Powell, J.D. Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA Disability and Health Journal, July 2016 Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 464–471 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.01.002 Background Consumer direction is a service delivery model that shifts decision-making from […]

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Factors associated with return to work in men and women with work-related traumatic brain injury

Chen Xiong, B.H.Sc., Tickalyn Martin, M.Sc.O.T., Aneesha Sravanapudi, M.Sc.O.T., Angela Colantonio, Ph.D., Tatyana Mollayeva, M.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: December 13, 2015 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.12.002 Background Symptoms that persist subsequent to a work-related traumatic brain injury (wrTBI) influence the ability to return to work (RTW) and indicate areas of functional disability, […]

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Examining access to care for younger vs. older dual-eligible adults living in the community

Gilbert Gimm, Ph.D., Elizabeth Blodgett, M.H.P.A., Preeti Zanwar, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: December 16, 2015 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.12.004 Background Recent state dual-eligible (Medicare and Medicaid) payment reform demonstrations have included groups of both working-age and older adults, but relatively little is known about how access to care varies between these two […]

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Expenditures and use of wraparound health insurance for employed people with disabilities

John Gettens, Ph.D., Denise Hoffman, Ph.D., Alexis D. Henry, Sc.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, p248–255 Published online: December 13, 2015 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.12.001 Background The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides health insurance to many working-age adults with disabilities, but we do not expect the new coverage or existing insurance options to fully […]

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An exploratory study of inclusive worksite wellness: Considering employees with disabilities

LaWanda H. Cook, Ph.D., John T. Foley, Ph.D., Luz Mairena Semeah, Ph.D., M.P.A Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 1, p 100–107 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.08.011   Background An increasing number of employers are offering worksite wellness programs, yet, little is known about the participation of workers with disabilities. Objective The primary purpose of this study […]

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Unemployment, disability and life expectancy in the United States: A life course study

James N. Laditka, D.A., Ph.D.a, Sarah B. Laditka, Ph.D. Department of Public Health Sciences, Public Policy, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 9201 University City Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28223, USA Disability and Health Journal, January 2016 Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 46–53 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.08.003 Background Unemployment may be associated with health through factors including stress, depression, unhealthy […]

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The configuration of job placement for people with disabilities in the current economic contingencies in Italy: Social and clinical implications for health

Antonio Iudici, M.D., Cosimo Renzi, M.D. Disability and Health Journal, October 2015 Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 586–593 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.06.004 Background In current socioeconomic conditions, working occupies a key role in people’s lives, from both practical and existential perspectives. The absence of work can produce a considerable impact on the identity of individuals and entire communities. This emphasis on […]

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Medical expenditures associated with nonfatal occupational injuries among U.S. workers reporting persistent disabilities

Junxin Shi, M.D., Ph.D. , rista K. Wheeler, M.S., Bo Lu, Ph.D., David M. Bishai, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., Lorann Stallones, M.P.H., Ph.D., Huiyun Xiang, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, July 2015 Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 397–406 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.10.004 Background No prior study has investigated the medical expenditures associated with occupational injuries among U.S. workers with persistent disabilities, including those with physical […]

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The use of VA Disability Compensation and Social Security Disability Insurance among working-aged veterans

Janet M. Wilmoth, Ph.D., Andrew S. London, Ph.D., Colleen M. Heflin, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal Published July 2015 Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 388–396 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.02.004 Background Although there is substantial disability among veterans, relatively little is known about working-aged veterans’ uptake of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Disability Compensation and Social Security Disability Insurance (DI). Objectives This study […]

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