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Multi-morbidity, disability and adaptation strategies among community-dwelling adults aged 75 years and older

Hon K. Yuen, Ph.D., O.T.R./L., Laura K. Vogtle, Ph.D., O.T.R./L. Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health Professions, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4| Published online: March 24, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.03.004 Background The impact of multi-morbidity and disability on the use of […]

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Quality of life of stroke survivors and their informal caregivers: A prospective study

Enkhzaya Chuluunbaatar, M.D.,Yiing-Jenq Chou, M.D., Ph.D., Christy Pu, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, p306–312 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.10.007 Background Health care improvements have led to increased survival among stroke patients; however, the disability level remains high. These patients require assistance from caregivers, particularly in the first year after stroke. Longitudinal studies of quality […]

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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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Comparison of predictive value of activity limitation staging systems based on dichotomous versus trichotomous responses in the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey

Jibby E. Kurichi, M.P.H., Joel E. Streim, M.D., Hillary R. Bogner, M.D., M.S.C.E., Dawei Xie, Ph.D., Pui L. Kwong, M.P.H., Sean Hennessy, Pharm.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 1, p. 64–73 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.08.006   Background Traditional ways of measuring disability include summary indices, binary expressions, or counts of limitations. However, counts of activity […]

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