Health Disparities

Disparities in receipt of family planning services by disability status: New estimates from the National Survey of Family Growth

William Mosher, PhD, Tina Bloom, PhD, MPH, RN, Rosemary Hughes, PhD, Leah Horton, MSPH, Ramin Mojtabai, MD, PhD, MPH, Jeanne L. Alhusen, PhD, CRNP, RN Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 3, p394–399 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.03.014   Background A substantial and increasing population of US women of childbearing age live with disability. Disability-based disparities in access to family planning services have been previously […]

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Prevalence and reasons for delaying and foregoing necessary care by the presence and type of disability among working-age adults

Amanda Reichard, Ph.D., Michelle Stransky, Ph.D., Kimberly Phillips, M.S., Monica McClain, Ph.D., Charles Drum, J.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, January 2017, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 39–47 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.08.001   Background While it is commonly accepted that disparities in unmet need for care vary by age, race/ethnicity, income, education, and access to care, literature documenting unmet needs experienced by adults […]

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Bilingual approach to online cancer genetics education for Deaf American Sign Language users produces greater knowledge and confidence than English text only: A randomized study

Christina G.S. Palmer, Ph.D., Patrick Boudreault, Ph.D., Barbara A. Berman, Ph.D., Alicia Wolfson, M.A., Lionel Duarte, B.S., Vickie L. Venne, M.S., Janet S. Sinsheimer, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, January 2017, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 23–32 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.07.002   Introduction Deaf American Sign Language-users (ASL) have limited access to cancer genetics information they can readily understand, increasing risk for health disparities. We compared […]

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Trends in colorectal cancer screening over time for persons with and without chronic disability

Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc.; Stephen G. Kurtz, M.S.; Sowmya R. Rao, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: March 23, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.02.003 Background Persons with disabilities have often experienced disparities in routine cancer screening. However, with civil rights protections from the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, such disparities may diminish over […]

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A perinatal health framework for women with physical disabilities

Monika Mitra, Ph.D., Linda M. Long-Bellil, Ph.D., J.D., Suzanne C. Smeltzer, Ed.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc. Disability and Health Journal, October 2015, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 499–506 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.05.007 | Background Studies suggest that women with disabilities experience health and health care disparities before, during, and after pregnancy. However, existing perinatal health and health care frameworks do […]

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Geo-social and health disparities among persons with disabilities living in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon and Dallas, Texas

Silviya P. Nikolova, Ph.D., Eusebius Small, Ph.D., Claudia Campillo, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, July 2015 Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 434–442 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.03.004 Background In low and high income countries alike, disability exacerbates social, economic, and health disparities, in spite of their differences. Objective This study seeks to identify factors that predict the circumstances people with disabilities face, including […]

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Health care utilization by people with disabilities: A longitudinal analysis of the Korea Welfare Panel Study (KoWePS)

Boyoung Jeon, Ph.D., Soonman Kwon, Ph.D., Hongsoo Kim, Ph. Disability and Health Journal Published July 2015Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 353–362 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.01.001 Background Health care is important for people with disabilities in terms of maintaining basic functional status and promoting health. However, empirical studies on health care utilization by this population in South Korea are rare. Objective The […]

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A wellness program for individuals with disabilities: Using a student wellness coach approach

Hui-Ju Young, Ph.D., Melissa L. Erickson, M.S., Kristen B. Johnson, B.S., R.D., L.D., Mary Ann Johnson, Ph.D., Kevin K. McCully, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal Published July 2015 Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 345–352 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.12.003 Background Individuals with disabilities are at higher risk of health conditions; thus, there is a need to provide hands-on opportunities for pre-healthcare professionals to interact with […]

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Intersections between disability, type of impairment, gender and socio-economic disadvantage in a nationally representative sample of 33,101 working-aged Australians

Anne M. Kavanagh, B.M.B.S., Ph.D., Lauren Krnjacki, B.Sc., M.P.H., Zoe Aitken, B.Sc., M.Sc., Anthony D. LaMontagne, B.Sc., M.A., Med, D.Sc., Andrew Beer, B.A., Ph.D., Emma Baker, B.A., Ph.D., Rebecca Bentley, B.Sc., Ph.D. DOI: www.disabilityandhealthjnl.com/article/S1936-6574(14)00107-1/abstract Background People with disabilities are socio-economically disadvantaged and have poorer health than people without disabilities; however, little is known about the […]

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Disparities in access to health care among adults with physical disabilities: Analysis of a representative national sample for a ten-year period

Presented in part to the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Orlando, FL, November 2013. Elham Mahmoudi, Ph.D., M.S., Michelle A. Meade, Ph.D. DOI: http://www.disabilityandhealthjnl.com/article/S1936-6574(14)00106-X/abstract Background People with physical disabilities are the largest underserved subpopulation in the U.S. However, disparities in access to health care and how these have changed over time have not been fully explored. […]

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