Chronic Conditions

Impact of disability and chronic conditions on health

Katherine Froehlich-Grobe, Ph.D., Denton Jones, M.P.H., Michael S. Businelle, Ph.D., Darla E. Kendzor, Ph.D., Bjial A. Balasubramanian, M.B.B.S., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: May 02, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.04.007 Background Today one in five Americans have a disability and nearly half of Americans experiences a chronic condition. Whether disability results from or […]

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The Dynamic contribution of chronic conditions to temporal trends in disability among U.S. adults

Shih-Fan Lin, DrPH , Audrey N. Beck, Ph.D., Brian K. Finch, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, p332–340 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.11.006 Background Although evidence has shown that U.S. late-life disability has been declining, studies have also suggested that there has been an increase in chronic diseases between 1984 and 2007. Objectives To further illuminate […]

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Financial burdens and barriers to care among nonelderly adults: The role of functional limitations and chronic conditions

Didem Bernard, Ph.D,Thomas Selden, Ph.D., Susan Yeh, M.A. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, p256–264 Published online: October 9, 2015 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.09.003 Background People with functional limitations and chronic conditions account for the greatest resource use within the health care system. Objective To examine financial burdens and barriers to care among nonelderly adults, […]

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CDC-CDC Chronic Disease Programs-PPHF Appropriations

Available here are three charts prepared by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) showing multi-year comparisons for CDC,  CDC’s Chronic Disease Center,  and the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF), based on the Omnibus Appropriations legislation.

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Strengthening CDC Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) led over 70 organizations, including AAHD, statement of principles and recommendations to strengthen CDC’s chronic disease prevention and health promotion programs. The statement is here: PDF.

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Evidence-based approach for disaster preparedness authorities to inform the contents of repositories for prescription medications for chronic disease management and control

Brown DW, Young SL, Engelgau MM, Mensah GA. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2008 Sep-Oct;23(5):447-57 SOURCE:  National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA. dbrown6@cdc.gov INTRODUCTION:  Chronic diseases are major causes of death and disability and often require multiple prescribed medications for treatment and control. Public […]

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Empowering older adults to manage chronic conditions and reduce their risk for falls

Wood JK. Minn Med. 2013 Jan;96(1):47-8. SOURCE:  Aging and Adult Services Division, Minnesota Department of Human Services, USA. Chronic diseases and falls are among the major causes of death and disability among people age 65 and older. Often, they can be managed or, in the case of falls, prevented. Studies have shown that programs that […]

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Perceived benefits and barriers to exercise among persons with physical disabilities or chronic health conditions within action or maintenance stages of exercise

Malone LA, Barfield JP, Brasher JD.   Disabil Health J. 2012 Oct;5(4):254-60. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2012.05.004. Epub 2012 Jul 19. Source:  Lakeshore Foundation, Birmingham, AL 35209, USA. lauriem@lakeshore.org BACKGROUND:  Information regarding factors that affect the initial step to exercise behavior change among persons with physical disabilities or chronic health conditions is available in the literature but much less […]

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Barriers to exercise in people with Parkinson disease

Ellis T, Boudreau JK, Deangelis TR, Brown LE, Cavanaugh JT, Earhart GM, Ford MP, Foreman KB, Dibble LE. Phys Ther. 2013 May;93(5):628-36. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20120279. Epub 2013 Jan 3. SOURCE:  T. Ellis, PT, PhD, NCS, Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University, 635 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA […]

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Health policy interventions: the pathway to public health

Andersen K, Gudnason V.  Laeknabladid. 2013 Mar;99(3):129-34 SOURCE:  Cardiovascular Research Center Landspítali University Faculty of Medicine, Univesity of Iceland IS 101 Rejkjavík, Iceland. andersen@landspitali.is Chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are currently the main cause of premature death and disability in the world. Most of these NCDs are due to unhealthy lifestyle choices i.e. tobacco, unhealthy diet, […]

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