Minorities

Disparities in self-reported activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living disability among Asian American subgroups in the United States: Results from the National Health Interview Survey 2001–2003

Alberto Coustasse, M.D., Dr.P.H., Sejong Bae, Ph.D., Cody J. Arvidson, Ph.D., Karan P. Singh, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, July 2008 Volume 1, Issue 3, Pages 150–156 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.04.005 Abstract Background The purpose of this study was to compare disability and functional limitations among elderly Asian American subgroups using datasets from the National Health Interview Survey 2001−2003. Methods […]

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Role of disability in the association between obesity and unintentional injuries

Huiyun Xiang, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Katie Kidwell, B.A., Krista Wheeler, M.S. Disability and Health Journal, April 2008 Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 99–107 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.02.001 Abstract Background We assessed the mediating role of disability in the association between obesity and elevated injury risk among U.S. white and African American adults. Methods Data from the 2001-2002 National Epidemiologic […]

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Overweight and obesity in women with physical disabilities: Associations with demographic and disability characteristics and secondary conditions

Margaret A. Nosek, Ph.D., Susan Robinson-Whelen, Ph.D., Rosemary B. Hughes, Ph.D., Nancy J. Petersen, Ph.D., Heather B. Taylor, Ph.D., Margaret M. Byrne, Ph.D., Robert Morgan, Ph.D. Received: January 18, 2007; Received in revised form: April 9, 2007; Accepted: July 13, 2007; Disability and Health Journal, April 2008 Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 89–98 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.01.003   Abstract […]

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Association between parental nativity and autism spectrum disorder among US-born non-Hispanic white and Hispanic children, 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health

Laura A. Schieve, Ph.D., Sheree L. Boulet, Dr.P.H., Stephen J. Blumberg, Ph.D., Michael D. Kogan, Ph.D., Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, M.D., Coleen A. Boyle, Ph.D., Susanna N. Visser, M.S., Catherine Rice, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 18–25, January 2012 Published Online: November 04, 2011 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2011.09.001   Abstract Background Limited studies suggest the […]

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A comparison of Autism Spectrum Disorder DSM-IV criteria and associated features among African American and white children in Philadelphia County

Neelam Kharod Sell, M.D., Ellen Giarelli, Ed.D., R.N., C.R.N.P., Nathan Blum, M.D., Alexandra L. Hanlon, Ph.D., Susan E. Levy, M.D. Disability and Health Journal Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 9–17, January 2012 Published Online: October 31, 2011 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2011.08.002   Abstract Background Racial differences are documented in the timing and type of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) […]

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Cancer prevention and health promotion for people with intellectual disabilities: an exploratory study of staff knowledge

Hanna LM, Taggart L, Cousins W. J Intellect Disabil Res. 2011 Mar;55(3):281-91. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2010.01357.x. Epub 2010 Dec 13. SOURCE:  Institute of Nursing Research, School of Nursing, University of Ulster, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. BACKGROUND:  As people with intellectual disabilities (ID) are living longer, their chances of developing cancer also increases. However, recognising the early signs […]

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Ethnic differences in potentially preventable hospitalizations among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders: implications for reducing health care disparities

Moy E, Mau MK, Raetzman S, Barrett M, Miyamura JB, Chaves KH, Andrews R.  Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, USA.  Ethn Dis. 2013 Winter;23(1):6-11. OBJECTIVES: A serious challenge to eliminating US health disparities stems from the inability to reliably measure outcomes, particularly for numerically small populations. Our […]

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Barrier removal in increasing physical activity levels in obese African American women with disabilities

Rimmer JH, Hsieh K, Graham BC, Gerber BS, Gray-Stanley JA.  Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60608-6904, USA. jrimmer@uic.edu.  J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2010 Oct;19(10):1869-76. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2010.1941. BACKGROUND: This pilot study examined the effectiveness of a telephone-based intervention to increase physical activity in obese African American women with […]

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Variation in Older Americans Act caregiver service use, unmet hours of care, and independence among Hispanics, African Americans, and Whites

Herrera AP, George R, Angel JL, Markides K, Torres-Gil F. Home Health Care Serv Q. 2013 Jan;32(1):35-56. doi: 10.1080/01621424.2012.755143. Source:   University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Health Administration and Policy Program, Department of Sociology and Anthropology/Center for Aging Studies, 252 Public Policy Building, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA. angelph@umbc.edu Home- and community-based services (HCBS) […]

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Being reasonable: supporting disabled nursing students in practice

Tee SR, Owens K, Plowright S, Ramnath P, Rourke S, James C, Bayliss J.  School of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom. s.r.tee@soton.ac.uk.  Nurse Educ Pract. 2010 Jul;10(4):216-21. doi: 10.1016/j.nepr.2009.11.006. Epub 2009 Dec 16. AIM: To analyse recurring adjustments made in practice settings and the support strategies put in place […]

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