Health Care Disaparities

“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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Health of US parents with and without disabilities

Henan Li, PhD, Susan L. Parish, PhD, MSW, Monika Mitra, PhD, Joanne Nicholson, PhD Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p303–307 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.12.007   Background The health of parents with disabilities is not well understood. Existing research has used small, non-representative samples. The lack of research using national representative data has hindered advocacy and policy-making efforts. Objective In the […]

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Dynamics of activities of daily living performance in institutionalized older adults: A two-year longitudinal study

Javier Jerez-Roig, MD, Lidiane Maria de Brito Macedo Ferreira, MD, José Rodolfo Torres de Araújo(Undergraduate student), Kenio Costa Lima, PhD Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p279–285 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.12.001   Background It is fundamental to analyze the evolution of functioning for the planning of strategies aimed at preventing or delaying dependency. However, there is a lack of studies focused […]

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Physical activity differences for college students with disabilities

Jamie Valis, Ph.D., Michelle Gonzalez, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, January 2017, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 87–92 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.09.003   Background Previous literature suggests that individuals with disabilities have increased rates of obesity and decreased participation in physical activity contributing to overall higher incidence of secondary health conditions compared to the general population without disabilities. Objective/hypothesis The purpose […]

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Receipt of recommended services among patients with selected disabling conditions and diabetes

Kevin J. Bennett, Ph.D., Suzanne McDermott, Ph.D., Joshua R. Mann, M.D., James Hardin, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, January 2017, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 58–64 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.09.001   Background Receiving recommended services for patients with diabetes is associated with improved outcomes and reduced morbidity. People with diabetes who also have a condition associated with disability represent one group that is […]

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Emergency Department utilization among Deaf American Sign Language users

Michael M. McKee, M.D., M.P.H., Paul C. Winters, M.S., Ananda Sen, Ph.D., Philip Zazove, M.D., Kevin Fiscella, M.D., M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal October 2015 Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 573–578 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.05.004 Background Deaf American Sign Language (ASL) users comprise a linguistic minority population with poor health care access due to communication barriers and low health literacy. Potentially, these health […]

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