The Cash and Counseling model of self-directed long-term care: Effectiveness with young adults with disabilities

Melissa L. Harry, Ph.D., M.S.W, Kevin J. Mahoney, Ph.D., M.S.W., Ellen K. Mahoney, Ph.D., Ce Shen, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p492–501 DOI:   Background Young adults with disabilities face numerous barriers to independence and achieving markers of adulthood. Qualitative evidence suggests that flexible, self-directed budgets for purchasing home and community-based services might help fill an identified… Read More »»

Health of US parents with and without disabilities

Henan Li, PhD, Susan L. Parish, PhD, MSW, Monika Mitra, PhD, Joanne Nicholson, PhD Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p303–307 DOI:   Background The health of parents with disabilities is not well understood. Existing research has used small, non-representative samples. The lack of research using national representative data has hindered advocacy and policy-making efforts. Objective In the… Read More »»

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 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… Read More »»

Leisure-Time Physical Activity in adults with Cerebral Palsy

Koyo Usuba, M.Sc., Bruce Oddson, Ph.D., Alain Gauthier, Ph.D., Nancy L. Young, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, October 2015 Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 611–618 DOI: Background Cerebral Palsy (CP) is becoming more prevalent in the adult population, but there is limited information available regarding their Leisure-Time Physical Activity (LTPA). Objective To investigate the self-reported frequency and LTPA participation… Read More »»

Lay health mentors in community-based older adult disability prevention programs: provider perspectives

Dossa A, Capitman JA.  Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA.  Res Gerontol Nurs. 2011 Apr;4(2):106-16. doi: 10.3928/19404921-20100729-01. Epub 2010 Aug 31. In this study, we explored provider perspectives on the benefits of and implementation challenges in using lay health mentor peers in a… Read More »»

Evaluation of an Activities of Daily Living Scale for Adolescents and Adults With Developmental Disabilities

Activity limitations are an important and useful dimension of disability, but there are few validated measures of activity limitations for adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities. This evaluation set out to describe the development of the Waisman Activities of Daily Living (W-ADL) Scale for adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities, and systematically evaluate its measurement… Read More »»

Community Health Care for Adults and Elders with Developmental Disabilities Research and Training

Slide presentations and guidelines for Physicians Assistants, Family Practitioners, and Nurse Practitioners on Primary Care of Elders with Disabilities Location: website Administering Organization: The University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), funded by the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC) Contact: Kathy Watson Email: Visit Website

Diabetes among adults with cognitive limitations compared to individuals with no cognitive disabilities.

Using a retrospective analysis of data from the 2006 Medical Expenditures Panel Survey (MEPS), we assessed the health status of working-age adults with cognitive limitations in comparison to adults with no disability (unweighted N  =  27,116; weighted N  =  240,343,457). Adults with cognitive limitations had a significantly higher prevalence of diabetes than did adults with… Read More »»

Perceptions of cardiovascular health in an underserved community of deaf adults using American Sign Language.

BACKGROUND:  Cardiovascular disease leads in overall mortality and morbidity in the United States. Cardiovascular disparities remain high among minority and underserved groups. Deaf American Sign Language (ASL) users are an underserved and understudied group that receives little attention from researchers due to language and communication barriers. A recent ASL survey in Rochester, NY, indicated greater cardiovascular risk… Read More »»

Health disparities among adults with physical disabilities or cognitive limitations compared to individuals with no disabilities in the United States.

BACKGROUND: National survey data indicate the number of individuals reporting a disability is rising. Those with disabilities experience a large number of barriers to health promotion and disease prevention programming. However, only a limited number of studies have used nationally representative data to examine the health status of individuals with disabilities in comparison to those… Read More »»