Cognitive Disabilities

Results and their implications from comparing respondents and proxy responses for non-respondents with cognitive difficulties on a telephone survey

Mary Adams, M.S., M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal, January 2017, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.09.004   Background Limited study has been done on proxy responses for non-respondents with subjective cognitive decline (SCD) on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Objective To directly compare results for survey respondents with SCD with those for proxies provided for non-respondents with SCD. […]

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Learning to live with multiple sclerosis cognitive impairment and how it influences readiness for group cognitive intervention

  Cara L. Brown, M.Sc., Melissa Colbeck, M.O.T., Danielle Fogarty, M.O.T., Sara Funk, M.O.T. Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Manitoba, R106 – 771 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3T 2N2 Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: May 18, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.04.010 Background Up to 65% of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) […]

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Health spending among working-age immigrants with disabilities compared to those born in the US

Wassim Tarraf, M.B.A., Ph.D.; Elham Mahmoudi, Ph.D.; Heather E. Dillaway, Ph.D.; Hector M. González, Ph.D.; Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: January 28, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.01.007 Background Immigrants have disparate access to health care. Disabilities can amplify their health care burdens. Objective/hypothesis Examine how US- and foreign-born working-age adults with disabilities differ in […]

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Trends in disability and program participation among U.S. veterans

Yonatan Ben-Shalom, Jennifer R. Tennant, David C. Stapleton DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.12.008 Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 3, p449–456 Published online: January 6, 2016 Background Disability is increasingly part of the lives of veterans and more research is needed to understand its impact on veterans’ participation in disability benefit programs. Objective We examine how recent trends in receipt of service-connected […]

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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 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.09.001 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 […]

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Caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients and factors influencing institutionalization of loved ones: some considerations on existing literature.

Sansoni J, Anderson KH, Varona LM, Varela G. Ann Ig. 2013 May-Jun;25(3):235-46. doi: 10.7416/ai.2013.1926. SOURCE:  Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Nursing Research Unit, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy – School of Nursing, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, USA – School of Nursing, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA. Background: Informal caring or […]

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Use of cognitive aids and other assistive technology by individuals with multiple sclerosis

Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2009 Jan;4(1):1-8. doi: 10.1080/17483100802239648. Johnson KL, Bamer AM, Yorkston KM, Amtmann D. Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA. kjohnson@u.washington.edu PURPOSE:  To investigate the use of assistive technology (AT), unmet needs for AT, and examine correlates of use of memory aids and cognitive strategies among individuals with multiple sclerosis […]

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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 […]

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Environmental Toxins Research: Polychlorinated Biphenyls

Cognitive development in preschool children prenatally exposed to PCBs and MeHg. Stewart PW, Reihman J, Lonky EI, Darvill TJ, Pagano J.  Department of Psychology, State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, NY 13126, USA. pstewar1@oswego.edu  Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2003 Jan-Feb;25(1):11-22. A number of epidemiological studies have shown predictive relationships between prenatal exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls […]

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Assistive Technologies Research: Cognitive Disabilities

Assessing the benefits of using assistive technologies and other supports for thinking, remembering and learning. Scherer MJ.  Institute for Matching Person & Technology, Webster, New York 14580, USA. IMPT97@aol.com  Disabil Rehabil. 2005 Jul 8;27(13):731-9. PURPOSE: Planning assistive technologies and other supports for individuals with cognitive disabilities requires a comprehensive and individualized assessment of current goals, […]

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