Training, Health Care Professionals

Using a flipped classroom and the perspective of families to teach medical students about children with disabilities and special education

Mary E. Sheppard, Ed.D., Nancy Vitalone-Raccaro, Ph.D , Jacqueline M. Kaari, D.O., F.A.C.O.P., F.A.A.P., Taiwo T. Ajumobi, M.S. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p552–558 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.03.012     Background The need to teach medical students to care for children with disabilities, work effectively with these patients’ families, and collaborate with schools has been well established. Yet, what is not […]

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Health care experiences and perceptions among people with and without disabilities

This work was presented as a poster at the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Annual Meeting in New York City, NY, November, 2014. Heather F. de Vries McClintock, M.S.P.H., M.S.W., Ph.D., Frances K. Barg, Ph.D., Sam P. Katz, B.A., Margaret G. Stineman, M.D., Alice Krueger, M.S., Patrice M. Colletti, S.D.S., M.A., M.S., Tom Boellstorff, […]

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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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Human factors/usability barriers to home medical devices among individuals with disabling conditions: In-depth interviews with positive airway pressure device users

Constance H. Fung, M.D., M.S.H.S., Uyi Igodan, B.A., Cathy Alessi, M.D., Jennifer L. Martin, Ph.D., Joseph M. Dzierzewski, Ph.D., Karen Josephson, M.P.H., B. Josea Kramer, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 1, p86–92 Published online: June 30 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.06.002 Abstract Background Evidence suggests that medical equipment often fails to accommodate the needs of […]

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Functional capacity evaluation: Does it change the determination of the degree of work disability?

Navah Z. Ratzon, Ph.D., Yehuda Amit, M.D., Sharon Friedman, O.T., Shiri Zamir, O.T., Debbie Rand, O.T., Ph.D. Published Online: August 15, 2014 Disability and Heatlh Journal January 2015 Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 80–85 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.08.004 Abstract Background Determining the degree of work disability following traffic accidents is very challenging. Functional capacity evaluations (FCEs) are becoming more commonly […]

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“He only takes those type of patients on certain days”: Specialty care access for children with special health care needs

Rebecca Feinstein Winitzer, M.S., M.S.W., Joanna Bisgaier, M.S.W., Ph.D., Colleen Grogan, Ph.D., Karin Rhodes, M.D., M.S. Disability and Health Journal Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 26–33, January 2012DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2011.10.002   Abstract Background Expansions to public and private coverage opportunities under the Affordable Care Act and the Children’s Health Insurance Program are meant to provide greater access […]

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Sexual abuse prevention: a training program for developmental disabilities service providers.

Bowman RA, Scotti JR, Morris TL.  University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202, USA. BowmanRachelA@uams.edu.  J Child Sex Abus. 2010 Mar;19(2):119-27. doi: 10.1080/10538711003614718. Persons with developmental disabilities are at an increased risk for becoming victims of sexual abuse. Research has revealed that the largest group of identified perpetrators of sexual abuse is […]

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Improving student dentist competencies and perception of difficulty in delivering care to children with developmental disabilities using a virtual patient module.

An interactive, multimedia, virtual patient module was designed and developed on compact disc (CD-ROM) to address the need for student dentists to increase their competence and decrease their perception of difficulty in caring for children with developmental disabilities. A development team consisting of pediatric dentistry faculty members, parents of children with developmental disabilities, an individual […]

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Engendering student empathy for disabled clients with urinary incontinence through experiential learning.

As part of a rehabilitation clinical course for senior baccalaureate nursing students, a disability-incontinence experiential learning activity is required. The assignment is intended to familiarize students with some of the challenges encountered by a client with mobility problems, including continence management issues using disposable undergarments. Wearing the undergarments dry and wet while being confined to […]

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Interprofessional educational partnerships in school health for children with special oral health needs.

Dental caries is an infectious yet preventable disease that is rampant in some subpopulations in the United States, in particular among individuals with neurodevelopmental/intellectual disabilities (ND/ID). This article reports on the implementation and evaluation of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) School of Dentistry interprofessional school health educational model to improve oral health […]

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