Surveilance

Muscle strength and anaerobic performance in football players with cerebral palsy

Javier Yanci, Ph.D., Carlo Castagna, Ph.D., Asier Los Arcos, Ph.D., Alfredo Santalla, Ph.D., Ignacio Grande, Ph.D., Joaquín Figueroa, Ph.D., Jesús Camara, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, p313–319 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.11.003 Background This is the first study that quantified the anaerobic performance in football players with cerebral palsy (CP). Objective This study aimed […]

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The cross-sectional association between severity of non-cognitive disability and self-reported worsening memory

Brad Cannell, Ph.D., M.P.H., Erin D. Bouldin, Ph.D., M.P.H., Kari Teigen, Wajiha Z. Akhtar, M.P.H., Elena M. Andresen, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, p289–297 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.09.001 Background Research has demonstrated a clear association between cognitive decline and non-cognitive disability; however, all of these studies focus on disability as a correlate or result […]

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Health services appraisal and the transition to Medicaid Managed Care from fee for service

Randall Owen, Ph.D., Tamar Heller, Ph.D., Anne Bowers, M.S. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, p239–247 Published online: October 24, 2015 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.10.004   Background Many states are transitioning fee-for-service (FFS) Medicaid into Medicaid Managed Care (MMC) for people with disabilities. Objective This study examined managed care’s impact on health services appraisal (HSA) […]

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Diagnosis isn’t enough: Understanding the connections between high health care utilization, chronic conditions and disabilities among U.S. working age adults

Amanda Reichard, Ph.D., M.S., Stephen P. Gulley, Ph.D., M.S.W, Elizabeth K. Rasch, P.T., Ph.D.,Leighton Chan, M.D., M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal, October 2015, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 535–546 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.04.006 Background Under the ACA, new programs are being developed to enhance care coordination and reduce health care costs among people with chronic conditions, disabilities, and high utilization of health […]

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Geo-social and health disparities among persons with disabilities living in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon and Dallas, Texas

Silviya P. Nikolova, Ph.D., Eusebius Small, Ph.D., Claudia Campillo, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, July 2015 Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 434–442 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.03.004 Background In low and high income countries alike, disability exacerbates social, economic, and health disparities, in spite of their differences. Objective This study seeks to identify factors that predict the circumstances people with disabilities face, including […]

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Development and psychometric properties of a scale assessing the needs of caregivers of children with disabilities

Seok Hong Tan, M.P.H, Postgraduate Unit, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Disability and Health Journal, July 2015 Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 414–423 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.11.003 Background Planning and evaluation of health care services for children with disabilities requires information on their caregivers’ needs. Objective This paper aims to present […]

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National health surveillance of adults with disabilities, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and adults with no disabilities

Susan M. Havercamp, Ph.D., Haleigh M. Scott, M.A. The Ohio State University Nisonger Center, 1581 Dodd Dr, Columbus, OH 43210, USA DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.11.002 Background People with disabilities experience worse health and poorer access to health care compared to people without disability. Large-scale health surveillance efforts have largely excluded adults with intellectual and developmental disability. This […]

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