Women

Comparing women with and without disabilities in five-site “Healthy Weight” interventions for lesbian/bisexual women over 40

Michele J. Eliason (Professor), Jane A. McElroy (Associate Professor), Samantha Garbers, PhD, Asa Radix, MD, Linda Toms Barker (Principal Research Associate) Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p271–278 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.12.005     Background Lesbian/bisexual women with physical disabilities (LBPD) are an under-studied population. Objectives This study compared LBPD to LB women without physical disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act on […]

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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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A perinatal health framework for women with physical disabilities

Monika Mitra, Ph.D., Linda M. Long-Bellil, Ph.D., J.D., Suzanne C. Smeltzer, Ed.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc. Disability and Health Journal, October 2015, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 499–506 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.05.007 | Background Studies suggest that women with disabilities experience health and health care disparities before, during, and after pregnancy. However, existing perinatal health and health care frameworks do […]

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General health, health conditions, and current pregnancy among U.S. women with and without chronic physical disabilities

Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc., Jun Yu, M.Sc., Amy J. Wint, M.Sc., Suzanne C. Smeltzer, R.N., Ed.D., Jeffrey L. Ecker, M.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 2, p181–188 Published online: January 6, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.12.002 Background Although increasing numbers of reproductive-age U.S. women with chronic physical disabilities (CPD) are becoming pregnant, little is […]

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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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Transitional shifts in exercise behavior among women with multiple sclerosis

Susan S. Levy, Ph.D., Kin-Kit Li, Ph.D., Bradley J. Cardinal, Ph.D., Gianni F. Maddalozzo, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, October 2009 Volume 2, Issue 4, Pages 216–223 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2009.04.001 Abstract Background While physical activity is recommended to reduce symptomology associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) little has been done to explore the potential usefulness of theoretical models of exercise […]

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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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Disparities in health care access for women with disabilities in the United States from the 2006 National Health Interview Survey

Diane L. Smith, Ph.D., OTR/L Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL 61820, USA Disability and Health Journal, April 2008 Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 79–88 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.01.001 Abstract Background The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between disability, gender and access to health care, especially for women with disabilities […]

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