health care access

Fitness facilities still lack accessibility for people with disabilities

James H. Rimmer, PhD, Sangeetha Padalabalanarayanan, MS, Laurie A. Malone, PhD, Tapan Mehta Disability and Health Journal, April 2017, Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 214–221 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.12.011   Background Fitness facilities have potential to serve as places of ‘health enhancement’ for many underserved populations, particularly among people with physical/mobility disabilities where walking outdoors to meet recommendations for regular physical activity is […]

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Starting a new conversation: Engaging Veterans with spinal cord injury in discussions of what function means to them, the barriers/facilitators they encounter, and the adaptations they use to optimize function

Jennifer N. Hill, M.A., Salva Balbale, M.S., Keshonna Lones, M.H.A., Sherri L. LaVela, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. Disability and Health Journal, January 2017, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 114–122 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.05.012   Background Assessments of function in persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) often utilize pre-defined constructs and measures without consideration of patient context, including how patients define function and what matters […]

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Prevalence and reasons for delaying and foregoing necessary care by the presence and type of disability among working-age adults

Amanda Reichard, Ph.D., Michelle Stransky, Ph.D., Kimberly Phillips, M.S., Monica McClain, Ph.D., Charles Drum, J.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, January 2017, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 39–47 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.08.001   Background While it is commonly accepted that disparities in unmet need for care vary by age, race/ethnicity, income, education, and access to care, literature documenting unmet needs experienced by adults […]

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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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Examining access to care for younger vs. older dual-eligible adults living in the community

Gilbert Gimm, Ph.D., Elizabeth Blodgett, M.H.P.A., Preeti Zanwar, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: December 16, 2015 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.12.004 Background Recent state dual-eligible (Medicare and Medicaid) payment reform demonstrations have included groups of both working-age and older adults, but relatively little is known about how access to care varies between these two […]

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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, […]

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Disparities in access to health care among adults with physical disabilities: Analysis of a representative national sample for a ten-year period

Presented in part to the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Orlando, FL, November 2013. Elham Mahmoudi, Ph.D., M.S., Michelle A. Meade, Ph.D. DOI: http://www.disabilityandhealthjnl.com/article/S1936-6574(14)00106-X/abstract Background People with physical disabilities are the largest underserved subpopulation in the U.S. However, disparities in access to health care and how these have changed over time have not been fully explored. […]

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Disability and unmet health care needs in Canada: A longitudinal analysis

A variation of this study was presented by the author at the 2011 annual meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology. Rebecca Casey, Ph.D. Department of Sociology, McMaster University, 1280 Main St. West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8, Canada DOI: www.disabilityandhealthjnl.com/article/S1936-6574(14)00153-8/abstract | Background The rate of unmet health care needs is quite high for the general […]

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Disparities in patient-physician communication for persons with a disability from the 2006 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)

Diane L. Smith, Ph.D., OTR/L Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA Disability and Health Journal, October 2009Volume 2, Issue 4, Pages 206–215 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2009.06.002 Abstract Background Ineffective patient-physician communication has been shown to result in poorer health outcomes for various vulnerable populations. However, little research has been done on […]

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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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