Healthcare Professionals

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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Health care experiences and perceptions among people with and without disabilities

This work was presented as a poster at the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Annual Meeting in New York City, NY, November, 2014. Heather F. de Vries McClintock, M.S.P.H., M.S.W., Ph.D., Frances K. Barg, Ph.D., Sam P. Katz, B.A., Margaret G. Stineman, M.D., Alice Krueger, M.S., Patrice M. Colletti, S.D.S., M.A., M.S., Tom Boellstorff, […]

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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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Attitude of physiotherapy students in Nigeria toward persons with disability

Grace O. Vincent-Onabajo, Ph.D., Wasinda S. Malgwi, B.M.R. (PT) Department of Medical Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy), College of Medical Sciences, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 1, p102–108 Published online: July 5 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.06.009 Abstract Background Attitudes of students of health care professions, such as physiotherapy, toward persons with […]

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A curriculum on care for people with disabilities: Effects on medical student self-reported attitudes and comfort level

Previous presentation: Previously presented at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Conference on Medical Student Education, January 2012, and at the North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting, November 2011. Andrew B. Symons, M.D., M.S., Christopher P. Morley, Ph.D., M.A., C.A.S., Denise McGuigan, M.S.Ed., Elie A. Akl, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, […]

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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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Continuity in provider and site of care and preventive services receipt in an adult Medicaid population with physical disabilities

Susan M. Allen, Ph.D., Susan Wieland, Ph.D., Jane Griffin, M.P.H., Pedro Gozalo, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal,  October 2009 Volume 2, Issue 4, Pages 180–187 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2009.06.004 Abstract Background This study investigated the relationship between continuity of care (having one’s own doctor and a regular site of care), and receipt of preventive services in a population of […]

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Perspectives of patients with disabilities on the accessibility of medical equipment: Examination tables, imaging equipment, medical chairs, and weight scales

Molly Follette Story, Ph.D., Erin Schwier, O.T.D., O.T.R., June Isaacson Kailes, M.S.W. Disability and Health Journal, October 2009 Volume 2, Issue 4, Pages 169–179.e1 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2009.05.003 Abstract Background In a prior survey, patients with disabilities reported difficulty using many common types of medical equipment. Objectives The purpose of this study was to conduct focus groups to explore in […]

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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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