Minorities

Factors associated with disability among middle-aged and older African American women with osteoarthritis

Janiece L. Walker, Ph.D., R.N.; Tracie C. Harrison, Ph.D., F.N.P., F.A.A.N.; Adama Brown, Ph.D.; Roland J. Thorpe Jr., Ph.D.; Sarah L. Szanton, Ph.D., A.N.P., F.A.A.N. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: March 08, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.02.004 Background Middle-aged and older African American women experience disproportionate rates of functional limitations and disability from osteoarthritis […]

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Health spending among working-age immigrants with disabilities compared to those born in the US

Wassim Tarraf, M.B.A., Ph.D.; Elham Mahmoudi, Ph.D.; Heather E. Dillaway, Ph.D.; Hector M. González, Ph.D.; Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: January 28, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.01.007 Background Immigrants have disparate access to health care. Disabilities can amplify their health care burdens. Objective/hypothesis Examine how US- and foreign-born working-age adults with disabilities differ in […]

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Racial-ethnic variations in paid and unpaid caregiving: Findings among persons with traumatic spinal cord injury

Elizabeth A. Walker, M.P.A., Yue Cao, Ph.D., Philip A. Edles, M.A., Joshua Acuna, M.P.H., Cassandra Sligh-Conway, Ph.D., James S. Krause, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, October 2015, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 527–534 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.04.004 Background The effects of race-ethnicity on the use of paid and unpaid caregivers for those with spinal cord injury (SCI) have received little attention in the literature. Objective […]

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Health care utilization by people with disabilities: A longitudinal analysis of the Korea Welfare Panel Study (KoWePS)

Boyoung Jeon, Ph.D., Soonman Kwon, Ph.D., Hongsoo Kim, Ph. Disability and Health Journal Published July 2015Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 353–362 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.01.001 Background Health care is important for people with disabilities in terms of maintaining basic functional status and promoting health. However, empirical studies on health care utilization by this population in South Korea are rare. Objective The […]

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Trends in U.S. adult chronic disability rates over time

Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc., Stephen G. Kurtz, M.S., Sowmya R. Rao, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 4, p402–412 Published online: June 10, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.05.007 Background Trends in the patterns and prevalence of chronic disability among U.S. residents carry important implications for public health and public policies across multiple societal sectors. […]

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Smoking behaviors among people with disabilities in Korea

Jeong-Eun Lee, M.S.W., Ph.D., Jong-Hyock Park, M.D., M.P.H., Hye-Ri Kim, M.D., Hyung-Ik Shin, M.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 2, p236–241 Published online: November 11, 2013 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.11.002 Background Most reports concerning smoking behaviors in people with disabilities have been from Western societies; knowledge of smoking behaviors in Asian countries, including Korea, […]

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Analysis of disability using WHODAS 2.0 among the middle-aged and elderly in Cinco Villas, Spain

Results have, in part, been presented at annual meetings of the National Associations of Epidemiology and Neurology. Almazán-Isla, R.N., B.A., M. Comín-Comín, M.D., Ph.D., J. Damián, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., E. Alcalde-Cabero, B.Sc., M.P.H., C. Ruiz, O.T., E. Franco, O.T., G. Martín, M.D., L.A. Larrosa-Montañés, M.D.e, J. de Pedro-Cuesta, M.D., Ph.D. on behalf of the DISCAP-ARAGON […]

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Perspectives on use of mobility aids in a diverse population of seniors: Implications for intervention

Linda Resnik, P.T., Ph.D., Susan Allen, Ph.D., Deborah Isenstadt, M.B.A., Melanie Wasserman, Ph.D., Lisa Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc. Providence VA Medical Center, Providence, RI 02908, USA Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA Abt Associates, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA Harvard University and Institute for Health Policy, Boston, MA 02114, USA Beth Israel University […]

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Disparities in service utilization and expenditures for individuals with developmental disabilities

Charlene Harrington, Ph.D., Taewoon Kang, Ph.D. Department of Social and Behavioral Science, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA Disability and Health Journal, October 2008 Volume 1, Issue 4, Pages 184–195 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.05.004 Abstract Background The factors that affect access to services for individuals with developmental disabilities (DD) have not received much attention. Methods This study examined […]

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Does race influence age of diagnosis for children with developmental delay?

Joshua R. Mann, M.D., M.P.H., Sarah Crawford, M.S., Lesly Wilson, Ph.D., O.T.R./L., Suzanne McDermott, Ph.D.† This project was funded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Health and Disability Cooperative Agreement U59/CCU421834. Disability and Health Journal  July 2008 Volume 1, Issue 3, Pages 157–162 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.04.002 Abstract Background Early identification of developmental delay is important for ensuring […]

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