Chronic illness

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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Predicting medication adherence in multiple sclerosis using telephone-based home monitoring

Aaron P. Turner, Ph.D., Danielle S. Roubinov, Ph.D., David C. Atkins, Ph.D., Jodie K. Haselkorn, M.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 1, p83–89 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.08.008 Background Poor medication adherence exerts a substantial negative impact on the health and well-being of individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). Improving adherence rates requires a proactive approach of […]

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