Sensory

Physical activity levels in children with sensory problems: Cross-sectional analyses from the Millennium Cohort Study

Genevieve Williams, Ph.D., Daniel Aggio, M.Sc., Brendon Stubbs, Ph.D., Shahina Pardhan, Ph.D., Benjamin Gardner, Ph.D., Lee Smith, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 58-61 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.07.002 Background Hearing and vision impairments/problems are associated with increased risk of premature mortality in adulthood. One potential pathway explaining this association is reduced levels […]

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Female sterilization is more common among women with physical and/or sensory disabilities than women without disabilities in the United States

  Justine P. Wu, Michael M. McKee, Kimberly S. Mckee, Michelle A. Meade, Melissa Plegue, Ananda Sen Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 3, p400–405 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.12.020   Background Female sterilization accounts for 50% of all contraceptive use in the U.S. The extent to which U.S. women with physical and/or sensory disabilities have undergone female sterilization is unknown. Objective Our primary objective was […]

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Bilingual approach to online cancer genetics education for Deaf American Sign Language users produces greater knowledge and confidence than English text only: A randomized study

Christina G.S. Palmer, Ph.D., Patrick Boudreault, Ph.D., Barbara A. Berman, Ph.D., Alicia Wolfson, M.A., Lionel Duarte, B.S., Vickie L. Venne, M.S., Janet S. Sinsheimer, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, January 2017, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 23–32 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.07.002   Introduction Deaf American Sign Language-users (ASL) have limited access to cancer genetics information they can readily understand, increasing risk for health disparities. We compared […]

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Sexual health behaviors of Deaf American Sign Language (ASL) users

Erica Heiman, M.D., M.S., Sharon Haynes, L.M.S.W., Michael McKee, M.D., M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal, October 2015 Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 579–585 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.06.005 Background Little is known about the sexual health behaviors of Deaf American Sign Language (ASL) users. Objective We sought to characterize the self-reported sexual behaviors of Deaf individuals. Methods Responses from 282 Deaf participants aged […]

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Emergency Department utilization among Deaf American Sign Language users

Michael M. McKee, M.D., M.P.H., Paul C. Winters, M.S., Ananda Sen, Ph.D., Philip Zazove, M.D., Kevin Fiscella, M.D., M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal October 2015 Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 573–578 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.05.004 Background Deaf American Sign Language (ASL) users comprise a linguistic minority population with poor health care access due to communication barriers and low health literacy. Potentially, these health […]

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Patient-centered communication strategies for patients with aphasia: Discrepancies between what patients want and what physicians do

Megan A. Morris, Ph.D., M.P.H., Marla L. Clayman, Ph.D., M.P.H., Kaitlin J. Peters, B.A., Aaron L. Leppin, M.D., Annie LeBlanc, Ph.D. DOI: www.disabilityandhealthjnl.com/article/S1936-6574(14)00150-2/abstract Background Communication during clinical encounters can be challenging with patients with communication disabilities. Physicians have the potential to positively affect the encounter by using communication strategies that engage the patient in patient-centered […]

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Nurses’ knowledge, attitudes and behavior toward Deaf patients

Venetia-Sofia Velonaki, Ph.D., Georgios Kampouroglou, Ph.D.(c), Martha Velonaki, Konstantina Dimakopoulou, Ph.D.(c), Panayiota Sourtzi, Ph.D., Athena Kalokerinou, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 1, p109–117 Published online: August 14 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.08.005 | Abstract Background Deaf sign language users experience severe health disparities which could be decreased with the modification of some factors associated with […]

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Higher educational attainment but not higher income is protective for cardiovascular risk in Deaf American Sign Language (ASL) users

Michael M. McKee, M.D., M.P.H., Kimberly McKee, M.P.H., Paul Winters, M.S., Erika Sutter, M.P.H., Thomas Pearson, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 1, p49–55 Published online: August 29, 2013 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.07.001 Background Higher educational attainment and income provide cardiovascular protection in the general population. It is unknown if the same effect […]

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Calibration and validation of the Physical Activity Barrier Scale for persons who are blind or visually impaired

Miyoung Lee, Ph.D., Weimo Zhu, Ph.D., Elizabeth Ackley-Holbrook, Ph.D., Diana G. Brower, M.S., Bryan McMurray, M.S. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 3, p309–317 Published online: February 24, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.02.004 Background It is critical to employ accurate measures when assessing physical activity (PA) barriers in any subpopulation, yet existing measures are not appropriate […]

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