The influence of geographic variation in socio-cultural factors on length of work disability

Brittany Gaines, M.S., Elyssa Besen, Ph.D., Glenn Pransky, M.D., M.Occ.H. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p308–319 DOI:       Background Previous research has largely concentrated on how individual-level factors explain work disability duration. However, growing evidence suggests socio-cultural factors may significantly influence length of work disability. Objective This study examined whether socio-cultural factors that vary by […]

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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:   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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Expenditures and use of wraparound health insurance for employed people with disabilities

John Gettens, Ph.D., Denise Hoffman, Ph.D., Alexis D. Henry, Sc.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, p248–255 Published online: December 13, 2015 DOI: Background The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides health insurance to many working-age adults with disabilities, but we do not expect the new coverage or existing insurance options to fully […]

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