Cancer

Trends in colorectal cancer screening over time for persons with and without chronic disability

Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc.; Stephen G. Kurtz, M.S.; Sowmya R. Rao, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: March 23, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.02.003 Background Persons with disabilities have often experienced disparities in routine cancer screening. However, with civil rights protections from the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, such disparities may diminish over […]

Read More »»

Rural disparities in receipt of colorectal cancer screening among adults ages 50–64 with disabilities

Willi Horner-Johnson, Ph.D., Konrad Dobbertin, M.P.H., Jae Chul Lee, Ph.D., Elena M. Andresen, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 4, p394–401 Published online: June 17, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.06.001 Background Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Early detection can reduce mortality; however, only 59% of U.S. […]

Read More »»

Cost disparities in lung cancer treatment by disability status, sex, and race

Thomas N. Chirikos, Ph.D.∗, Richard G. Roetzheim, M.D., M.S.P.H., Ellen P. McCarthy, Ph.D., M.P.H., Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc. ∗Currently, Professor Emeritus, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA. Disability and Health Journal, April 2008 Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 108–115 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.01.004   Abstract Background The recent literature contains numerous reports of disparities in the […]

Read More »»

Insurance Checklist for Consumers

The Cancer Support Community insurance checklist, available here, is an excellent resource for anyone seeking insurance for serious illness.

Read More »»

Family caregivers’ perspectives on barriers and facilitators of cervical and breast cancer screening for women with intellectual disability

Swaine JG, Dababnah S, Parish SL, Luken K. Intellect Dev Disabil. 2013 Feb;51(1):62-73. doi: 10.1352/1934-9556-51.01.062. SOURCE:  University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. Women with intellectual disability do not receive cervical and breast cancer screening at the same number as women without disabilities. Numerous barriers to receipt of screening have been reported by individuals […]

Read More »»

Health Education Research: Health Communication

Computer and internet use by persons after traumatic spinal cord injury. Goodman N, Jette AM, Houlihan B, Williams S.  Department of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, MA 02118, USA. naomirgoodman@yahoo.com  Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2008 Aug;89(8):1492-8. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether computer and internet use by persons post spinal cord injury (SCI) is sufficiently prevalent and […]

Read More »»

Cost disparities in lung cancer treatment by disability status, sex, and race.

BACKGROUND:  The recent literature contains numerous reports of disparities in the diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of lung cancer across a growing list of population subgroups, including disability status. A common assumption is that disparities stem mainly from variations in the level and type of treatment resources available to specific subgroups. Few studies, however, have directly measured resource differentials. Since […]

Read More »»