disability

Hospitalization for urinary tract infections and the quality of preventive health care received by people with spina bifida

Brian S. Armour, Ph.D., Lijing Ouyang, Ph.D., Judy Thibadeau, R.N., M.N., Scott D. Grosse, Ph.D., Vincent A. Campbell, Ph.D., David Joseph, M.D. Disability and Health Journal,  July 2009 Volume 2, Issue 3, Pages 145–152 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2009.02.001 Abstract Background The preventive health care needs of people with disabilities often go unmet, resulting in medical complications that may require […]

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In praise of sport: Promoting sport participation as a mechanism of health among persons with a disability

Barbara Wilhite, Ed.D., C.T.R.S., John Shank, Ed.D., C.T.R.S. Department of Therapeutic Recreation, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA Disability and Health Journal, July 2009 Volume 2, Issue 3, Pages 116–127 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2009.01.002 Abstract Background Achieving and maintaining health are no less important to people with a disability than they are to anyone else; it is just typically more […]

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Personal emergency preparedness for people with disabilities from the 2006-2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Diane L. Smith, Ph.D., O.T.R./L., Stephen J. Notaro, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, April 2009 Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 86–94 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2009.01.001 Abstract Background People with disabilities may be disproportionately at risk of injury or death in emergency situations due to physical, cognitive, and socioeconomic factors. These factors individually or in combination have the potential to affect […]

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Comorbid depression and anxiety impact hip osteoarthritis disability

Ray Marks, Ed.D. Departments of Health, Physical Education & Gerontological Studies and Services, City University of New York, York College, and Health and Behavior Studies, Columbia University, Teachers College, New York, NY 10027, USA Disability and Health Journal,  January 2009 Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 27–35 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.10.001   Abstract Background Hip osteoarthritis, a common age-associated condition, […]

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Parents’ physical activity−related perceptions of their children with disabilities

Jeffrey J. Martin, Ph.D., Yun Seok Choi, Ph.D. Division of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Studies, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA Disability and Health Journal, January 2009 Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 9–14 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.09.001 Abstract Background Parental support of children’s physical activity is important, especially for young children with disabilities, given their low rates of physical […]

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Measurement and description of physical activity in adult manual wheelchair users

Catherine A. Warms, Ph.D., R.N., C.R.R.N., JoAnne D. Whitney, Ph.D., R.N., C.W.C.N., F.A.A.N., Basia Belza, Ph.D., R.N. Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, University of Washington, School of Nursing, Seattle, WA 98195-6157, USA †This project was supported by NIH Research Grants 5 P20 NR008351-04 and NR008360-04 funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research and the […]

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Identifying and classifying people with disabilities using claims data: Further development of the Access Risk Classification System (ARCS) algorithm

Susan E. Palsbo, Ph.D., Clifton D. Sutton, Ph.D., Margaret F. Mastal, Ph.D., R.N., Sidney Johnson, M.S., C.O.T.A./L., Anne Cohen, M.P.H. †Conflict of interest: Several of the authors have filed a patent application for the algorithm described in this paper. ‡This study was funded by the U.S. Department of Education/National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research, […]

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Accessibility of primary care physician practice sites in South Carolina for people with disabilities

Catherine Leigh Graham, M.E.B.M.E, Joshua R. Mann, M.D., M.P.H Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Interagency Office on Disability and Health, University of South Carolina, School of Medicine, Columbia, SC 29203, USA Disability and Health Journal, October 2008Volume 1, Issue 4, Pages 209–214 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.06.001 Abstract Background Quality and level of health care provided for people with […]

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Temporal changes in the nature of disability: U.S. Army soldiers discharged with disability, 1981−2005

Nicole S. Bell, Sc.D., Carolyn E. Schwartz, Sc.D., Thomas C. Harford, Ph.D., Ilyssa E. Hollander, M.P.H., Paul J. Amoroso, M.D.† †This project has been supported by a grant from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command (grant W81XWH-06-2-0028). We can think of no conflicts of interest that might bias our work or that might […]

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Cost disparities in lung cancer treatment by disability status, sex, and race

Thomas N. Chirikos, Ph.D.∗, Richard G. Roetzheim, M.D., M.S.P.H., Ellen P. McCarthy, Ph.D., M.P.H., Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc. ∗Currently, Professor Emeritus, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA. Disability and Health Journal, April 2008 Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 108–115 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.01.004   Abstract Background The recent literature contains numerous reports of disparities in the […]

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