Healthcare Access

An internet survey of the characteristics and physical activity of community-dwelling Australian adults with acquired brain injury: Exploring interest in an internet-delivered self-management program focused on physical activity

Taryn M. Jones, B.App.Sc. (Phty.), Catherine M. Dean, B.App.Sc. (Phty.), M.A., Ph.D., Blake F. Dear, B.Soc.Sc. (Hons.), M.Clin.Psych., Ph.D., Julia M. Hush, B.Sc. (Hons.), B.App.Sc. (Phty.), Ph.D., Nickolai Titov, B.A., M.A., P.G.Dip.Clin.Psyc., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, January 2016 Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 54–63 www.disabilityandhealthjnl.com/article/S1936-6574(15)00108-9/abstract Individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI) are more likely to be […]

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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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Disability and unmet health care needs in Canada: A longitudinal analysis

A variation of this study was presented by the author at the 2011 annual meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology. Rebecca Casey, Ph.D. Department of Sociology, McMaster University, 1280 Main St. West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8, Canada DOI: www.disabilityandhealthjnl.com/article/S1936-6574(14)00153-8/abstract | Background The rate of unmet health care needs is quite high for the general […]

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National health surveillance of adults with disabilities, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and adults with no disabilities

Susan M. Havercamp, Ph.D., Haleigh M. Scott, M.A. The Ohio State University Nisonger Center, 1581 Dodd Dr, Columbus, OH 43210, USA DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.11.002 Background People with disabilities experience worse health and poorer access to health care compared to people without disability. Large-scale health surveillance efforts have largely excluded adults with intellectual and developmental disability. This […]

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Participation in society for people with a rare diagnosis

Gunilla Jaeger, M.Sci., AnnCatrin Röjvik, M.Sci., Britta Berglund, R.N., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 1, p44–50 Published online: July 25 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.07.004     Abstract Background Many rare diagnoses are syndromes that have complex consequences with a significant impact on the individuals’ everyday life. Adults with rare diagnoses are a growing group […]

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Disparities in patient-physician communication for persons with a disability from the 2006 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)

Diane L. Smith, Ph.D., OTR/L Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA Disability and Health Journal, October 2009Volume 2, Issue 4, Pages 206–215 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2009.06.002 Abstract Background Ineffective patient-physician communication has been shown to result in poorer health outcomes for various vulnerable populations. However, little research has been done on […]

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Hospitalization for urinary tract infections and the quality of preventive health care received by people with spina bifida

Brian S. Armour, Ph.D., Lijing Ouyang, Ph.D., Judy Thibadeau, R.N., M.N., Scott D. Grosse, Ph.D., Vincent A. Campbell, Ph.D., David Joseph, M.D. Disability and Health Journal,  July 2009 Volume 2, Issue 3, Pages 145–152 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2009.02.001 Abstract Background The preventive health care needs of people with disabilities often go unmet, resulting in medical complications that may require […]

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Identifying and classifying people with disabilities using claims data: Further development of the Access Risk Classification System (ARCS) algorithm

Susan E. Palsbo, Ph.D., Clifton D. Sutton, Ph.D., Margaret F. Mastal, Ph.D., R.N., Sidney Johnson, M.S., C.O.T.A./L., Anne Cohen, M.P.H. †Conflict of interest: Several of the authors have filed a patent application for the algorithm described in this paper. ‡This study was funded by the U.S. Department of Education/National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research, […]

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Accessibility of primary care physician practice sites in South Carolina for people with disabilities

Catherine Leigh Graham, M.E.B.M.E, Joshua R. Mann, M.D., M.P.H Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Interagency Office on Disability and Health, University of South Carolina, School of Medicine, Columbia, SC 29203, USA Disability and Health Journal, October 2008Volume 1, Issue 4, Pages 209–214 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.06.001 Abstract Background Quality and level of health care provided for people with […]

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Disability in two health care systems: Access, quality, satisfaction, and physician contacts among working-age Canadians and Americans with disabilities

Stephen P. Gulley, Ph.D., M.S.W., Barbara M. Altman, Ph.D. †Financial disclosure: Funds for these analyses were generously provided by contract with the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (NCHS/CDC). The findings and conclusions in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the […]

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