Health Education

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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Time trends in births and cesarean deliveries among women with disabilities

Willi Horner-Johnson, PhD, Frances M. Biel, MPH, MS, Blair G. Darney, PhD, MPH, Aaron B. Caughey, MD, PhD Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 3, p376–381 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.02.009   Background Although it is likely that childbearing among women with disabilities is increasing, no empirical data have been published on changes over time in the numbers of women with disabilities giving birth. […]

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Association of health professional leadership behaviors on health promotion practice beliefs

Jacqueline D. Stone, Ph.D., P.T., Harolyn M.E. Belcher, M.D., M.H.S., Prince Attoh, M.A., Ed.D., Michelle D’Abundo, Ph.D., Tao Gong, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p320–325 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.12.015   Background Leadership is a process by which an individual influences a group or individual to achieve a common goal, in this case health promotion for individuals with disabilities. Objectives […]

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The learning and mentoring experiences of Paralympic coaches

Katherine E. Fairhurst, M.A., Gordon A. Bloom, Ph.D., William J. Harvey, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, April 2017, Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 240–246 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.10.007   Background Participation in the Paralympic Games has grown substantially, yet the same growth and development has not occurred with empirical literature for coaching in disability sport. Objective The purpose of the current study […]

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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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How physicians support children with disabilities and their families: Roles, responsibilities and collaborative partnerships

Mary E. Sheppard, Ed.D., Nancy Vitalone-Raccaro, Ph.D. Department of Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education, Rowan University, USA Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: May 27, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.05.007 Background The American Association of Pediatricians (AAP), in collaboration with the Council for Children with Disabilities and the Council on School Health, recommends that physicians learn […]

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A conceptual model of patient-professional communication as a self-management skill: A latent growth change modeling

Sam C.C. Chan, Ph.D., Chetwyn C.H. Chan, Ph.D., Andrew M.H. Siu, Ph.D., Peter K.K. Poon, M.Sc. Disability and Health Journal,October 2015 Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 602–610 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.05.008 Background Patient Communication with healthcare professionals is an integral self-management skill. Yet the underlying mechanisms explaining how such communication might be enhanced across time have not been well studied. Objectives Based […]

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The impact of Chiari malformation on daily activities: A report from the national Conquer Chiari Patient Registry database

James Meeker, M.A., Jenna Amerine, M.P.H., C.H.E.S., Denise Kropp, B.S., C.C.R.P., Michelle Chyatte, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., Rebecca Fischbein, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, October 2015, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 521–526 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.01.003 Background Chiari malformation (CM) is characterized by herniation of the cerebellar tonsils into the cervical spine. While ample literature on CM exists for clinical and procedural aspects of the disease, […]

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Nurses’ knowledge, attitudes and behavior toward Deaf patients

Venetia-Sofia Velonaki, Ph.D., Georgios Kampouroglou, Ph.D.(c), Martha Velonaki, Konstantina Dimakopoulou, Ph.D.(c), Panayiota Sourtzi, Ph.D., Athena Kalokerinou, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 1, p109–117 Published online: August 14 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.08.005 | Abstract Background Deaf sign language users experience severe health disparities which could be decreased with the modification of some factors associated with […]

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The changing profile of disability in the U.S. Army: 1981-2005

Nicole S. Bell, Sc.D., M.P.H., Carolyn E. Schwartz, Sc.D., Thomas Harford, Ph.D., Ilyssa E. Hollander, M.P.H., Paul J. Amoroso, M.D., M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal, January 2008 Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 14–24 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2007.11.007 Abstract Background We sought to provide a profile of U.S. Army soldiers discharged with a permanent disability and to clarify whether […]

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