Asthma and asthma-related health care utilization among people without disabilities and people with physical disabilities

  Michelle L. Stransky, Ph.D., Robert McGrath, Ph.D., Amanda Reichard, Ph.D., Monica McClain, Ph.D., Kimberly G. Phillips, M.A., Andrew Houtenville, Ph.D., Charles E. Drum, M.P.A., J.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: May 18, 2016 DOI: Background Previous research has shown that people with disabilities have higher rates of some chronic diseases and receive poorer disease-specific […]

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Conceptual framework of the Controlling Asthma in American Cities Project.

The Controlling Asthma in American Cities Project (CAACP) was designed to improve the control of asthma in inner-city populations of children with a disparate burden of symptoms and adverse outcomes. As with many chronic diseases, asthma is the manifestation of multiple biologic, environmental, and social determinants. In addition to appropriate medical management, individuals with asthma […]

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Social determinants: taking the social context of asthma seriously.

Although asthma has emerged as a major contributor to disease and disability among US children, the burden of this disease is unevenly distributed within the population. This article provides a brief overview of social-status variables that predict variations in asthma risks and social exposures, such as stress and violence, that are emerging as important risk […]

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