Disability stage and receipt of recommended care among elderly medicare beneficiaries

Ling Na, Ph.D., Sean Hennessy, PharmD., Ph.D., Hillary R. Bogner, M.D., M.S. C.E., Jibby E. Kurichi, M.P.H., Margaret Stineman, M.D., Joel E. Streim, M.D., Pui L. Kwong, M.P.H., Dawei Xie, Ph.D., Liliana E. Pezzin, Ph.D., J.D Disability and Health Journal, January 2017,  Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 48–57 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.09.007   Background Receipt of recommended care among older adults is generally low. Findings regarding… Read More »»

Consumers’ and workers’ perspectives about consumer-directed services in the United States

Jamie G. Swaine, B.A.; Susan L. Parish, Ph.D., M.S.W; Leah Igdalsky, B.A.; Robyn M. Powell, J.D. Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA Disability and Health Journal, July 2016 Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 464–471 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.01.002 Background Consumer direction is a service delivery model that shifts decision-making from… Read More »»

Pregnancy among women with physical disabilities: Unmet needs and recommendations on navigating pregnancy

Monika Mitra , Ph.D., Linda M. Long-Bellil , Ph.D., J.D., Lisa I. Iezzoni , M.D., M.Sc., Suzanne C. Smeltzer , Ed.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Lauren D. Smith , M.P.H. July 2016Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 457–463 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.12.007 Background Despite concerns raised in the literature on the adverse pregnancy outcomes of women with physical disabilities, there is… Read More »»

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… Read More »»

Food security among young adults with disabilities in the United States: Findings from the National Health Interview Survey

Debra L. Brucker, M.P.A., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, p 298–305 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.10.003 Background Prior research has suggested that young adults with disabilities face economic, health and social disadvantage. Food security, an area of disadvantage that can influence overall health, has not been fully explored for this population. Objective To examine… Read More »»

Men with disabilities – A cross sectional survey of health promotion, social inclusion and participation at community Men’s Sheds

Nathan J. Wilson, Ph.D., Reinie Cordier, Ph.D., Richard Parsons, Ph.D., Sharmila Vaz, Ph.D.c, Angus Buchanan, D.B.A.d   Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 1, p 118–126 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.08.013 Background The intersections between chronicity, disability and social inequality are well understood. Novel ways to counter the social determinants of health and disability are needed. Men’s… Read More »»

Health care experiences and perceptions among people with and without disabilities

This work was presented as a poster at the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Annual Meeting in New York City, NY, November, 2014. Heather F. de Vries McClintock, M.S.P.H., M.S.W., Ph.D., Frances K. Barg, Ph.D., Sam P. Katz, B.A., Margaret G. Stineman, M.D., Alice Krueger, M.S., Patrice M. Colletti, S.D.S., M.A., M.S., Tom Boellstorff,… Read More »»

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… Read More »»

A perinatal health framework for women with physical disabilities

Monika Mitra, Ph.D., Linda M. Long-Bellil, Ph.D., J.D., Suzanne C. Smeltzer, Ed.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc. Disability and Health Journal, October 2015, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 499–506 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.05.007 | Background Studies suggest that women with disabilities experience health and health care disparities before, during, and after pregnancy. However, existing perinatal health and health care frameworks do… Read More »»

Geo-social and health disparities among persons with disabilities living in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon and Dallas, Texas

Silviya P. Nikolova, Ph.D., Eusebius Small, Ph.D., Claudia Campillo, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, July 2015 Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 434–442 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.03.004 Background In low and high income countries alike, disability exacerbates social, economic, and health disparities, in spite of their differences. Objective This study seeks to identify factors that predict the circumstances people with disabilities face, including… Read More »»