International

Homelessness following disability-related discharges from active duty military service in Afghanistan and Iraq

Jamison D. Fargo, Ph.D., M.S.Epi., Emily Brignone, B.S., Stephen Metraux, Ph.D., Rachel Peterson, M.S., Marjorie E. Carter, M.S.P.H., Tyson Barrett, B.S., Miland Palmer, M.P.H., Andrew Redd, Ph.D., Matthew H. Samore, M.D., Adi V. Gundlapalli, M.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p592–599 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.03.003   Background Many dynamics in the relationship among military service-related disabilities, health care benefits, mental health disorders, and post-deployment homelessness […]

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The prevalence of abdominal obesity among pupils with visual impairment in Poland

Magdalena Wrzesińska, Ph.D., Beata Urzędowicz, M.D., Ph.D., Tadeusz Nawarycz, Ph.D., Sławomir Motylewski, Ph.D., Lucjan Pawlicki, M.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p559–564 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.02.004   Background Obesity particularly affects young people with disabilities, whose ability to participate in health promotion programs is reduced. Objective The aim of the study is to determine the prevalence of abdominal obesity among students […]

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Levels of disability in the older population of England: Comparing binary and ordinal classifications

Benedetta Pongiglione, Ph.D. (Student), George B. Ploubidis, Ph.D , Bianca L. De Stavola, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p509–517 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.01.005   Background Recent studies suggest the importance of distinguishing severity levels of disability. Nevertheless, there is not yet a consensus with regards to an optimal classification.  Objective Our study seeks to advance the existing binary […]

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“They must understand we are people”: Pregnancy and maternity service use among signing Deaf women in Cape Town

Margaret W. Gichane, MSPH, Marion Heap, PhD, Mayara Fontes, MA, Leslie London, MD. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 3, p434–439 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.03.016   Background Women with disabilities are at disproportionate risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes, however, there is limited information on their pregnancy histories. This mixed-methods study focuses on signing Deaf women whose access to health care may be compromised […]

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“We don’t know. We’ve never had anybody like you before”: Barriers to perinatal care for women with physical disabilities

Lesley A. Tarasoff Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 3, p457–463 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.03.017   Background While more women with physical disabilities are becoming mothers, many encounter barriers to perinatal care and experience poor outcomes. Little is known about the perinatal care experiences and outcomes of women with physical disabilities in Canada. Objective This qualitative study sought to understand […]

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The knowledge and skills related to sexual abuse prevention among Chinese children with hearing loss in Beijing

Buyi Yu, Jingqi Chen, Yichen Jin, Wenjing Zhang, Yanan Feng, Xiaoxia Zhao Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p344–349 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.12.014   Background The prevalence of any child sexual abuse (CSA) experience before the age of 16 years ranges from 10.2 to 35.2% in China,1–5 but there has been no research so far exploring the level of awareness of CSA prevention and self-protection […]

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Sleep duration, life satisfaction and disability

Ricardo Pagan, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p 334–343 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.10.005     Background Although sleep is considered an essential part of individuals’ lives, there are no previous studies analysing how sleep duration affects the levels of life satisfaction reported by males and females with disabilities. Objective/Hypothesis To analyse and compare the impact of hours […]

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Dynamics of activities of daily living performance in institutionalized older adults: A two-year longitudinal study

Javier Jerez-Roig, MD, Lidiane Maria de Brito Macedo Ferreira, MD, José Rodolfo Torres de Araújo(Undergraduate student), Kenio Costa Lima, PhD Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p279–285 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.12.001   Background It is fundamental to analyze the evolution of functioning for the planning of strategies aimed at preventing or delaying dependency. However, there is a lack of studies focused […]

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Trends, prospects and deprivation index of disability in India: Evidences from census 2001 and 2011

Ashish Awasthi, M.Sc., C.M. Pandey, Ph.D., Manisha Dubey, M.Phil., Sanjay Rastogi, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p247–256 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.10.011     Background Since the dawn of civilization, disabilities have existed in various dimensions of human life. World Health Organization (WHO) defines disability as an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. Globally, approximately 1 billion […]

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Impact of disability status on suicide risks in South Korea: Analysis of National Health Insurance cohort data from 2003 to 2013

  Sang-Uk Lee, M.S., Sungwon Roh, M.D., Ph.D., Young-eun Kim, Ph.D., Jong-Ik Park, M.D., Ph.D., Boyoung Jeon, Ph.D., In-Hwan Oh, M.D., Ph.D Disability and Health Journal, January 2017, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 123–130 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.06.008   Background The elevated risk of suicide in people with disability has been suggested in the previous studies; however, the majority of study results have been limited […]

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