Gender

Intersections between disability, type of impairment, gender and socio-economic disadvantage in a nationally representative sample of 33,101 working-aged Australians

Anne M. Kavanagh, B.M.B.S., Ph.D., Lauren Krnjacki, B.Sc., M.P.H., Zoe Aitken, B.Sc., M.Sc., Anthony D. LaMontagne, B.Sc., M.A., Med, D.Sc., Andrew Beer, B.A., Ph.D., Emma Baker, B.A., Ph.D., Rebecca Bentley, B.Sc., Ph.D. DOI: www.disabilityandhealthjnl.com/article/S1936-6574(14)00107-1/abstract Background People with disabilities are socio-economically disadvantaged and have poorer health than people without disabilities; however, little is known about the […]

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Effects of Gender, Disability, and Age in the Receipt of Preventive Services

Miller NA, Kirk A, Alston B, Glos L.  Department of Public Policy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore MD 21250. E-mail: nanmille@umbc.edu.  Gerontologist. 2013 Mar 12. [Epub ahead of print] Purpose of the Study:We extend research to examine relations between gender, disability, and age in the receipt of preventive services. DESIGN AND […]

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Gender-specific profiles of tobacco use among non-institutionalized people with serious mental illness.

BACKGROUND: In many countries, smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death. In North America, reductions in population smoking levels are stabilising and, in recent years, those involved in tobacco control programming have turned their attention to particular segments of society that are at greatest risk for tobacco use. One such group is people with […]

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Sex differences in the relative contribution of social and clinical factors to the Health Utilities Index Mark 2 measure of health-related quality of life in older home care clients.

BACKGROUND: The heterogeneity evident among home care clients highlights the need for greater understanding of the clinical and social determinants of multi-dimensional health-related quality of life (HRQL) indices and of potential sex-differences in these determinants. We examined the relative contribution of social and clinical factors to HRQL among older home care clients and explored whether […]

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Gender Differences in service connection for PTSD.

BACKGROUND: Mentally ill female veterans obtain a smaller proportion of their care from Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities than mentally ill male veterans do, possibly because women are less likely than men to be service connected for psychiatric disabilities. “Service connected” veterans have documented, compensative conditions related to or aggravated by military service, and […]

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Depressive symptoms in intellectual disability: does gender play a role?

Background: Gender issues remain largely unaddressed in the dual diagnosis arena, even in the area of depression where there is a 2:1 female to male ratio in the general population. This paper argues that women with intellectual disability (ID) report higher levels of depressive symptoms than men with ID and that risk factors for depression […]

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Gender analyses of nursing home residents with multiple sclerosis.

Objective: To present gender comparisons of residents with multiple sclerosis (MS) at admission to nursing facilities, including demographic characteristics, health measures, and treatments. Methods: We analyzed 13,998 admission assessments in the Minimum Data Set for residents with MS recorded between June 23, 1998 and December 31, 2000. p. Results: Although both male and female residents […]

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