Health Care Disparities

Health of US parents with and without disabilities

Henan Li, PhD, Susan L. Parish, PhD, MSW, Monika Mitra, PhD, Joanne Nicholson, PhD Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p303–307 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.12.007   Background The health of parents with disabilities is not well understood. Existing research has used small, non-representative samples. The lack of research using national representative data has hindered advocacy and policy-making efforts. Objective In the […]

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Dynamics of activities of daily living performance in institutionalized older adults: A two-year longitudinal study

Javier Jerez-Roig, MD, Lidiane Maria de Brito Macedo Ferreira, MD, José Rodolfo Torres de Araújo(Undergraduate student), Kenio Costa Lima, PhD Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p279–285 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.12.001   Background It is fundamental to analyze the evolution of functioning for the planning of strategies aimed at preventing or delaying dependency. However, there is a lack of studies focused […]

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Physical activity differences for college students with disabilities

Jamie Valis, Ph.D., Michelle Gonzalez, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, January 2017, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 87–92 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.09.003   Background Previous literature suggests that individuals with disabilities have increased rates of obesity and decreased participation in physical activity contributing to overall higher incidence of secondary health conditions compared to the general population without disabilities. Objective/hypothesis The purpose […]

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Emergency Department utilization among Deaf American Sign Language users

Michael M. McKee, M.D., M.P.H., Paul C. Winters, M.S., Ananda Sen, Ph.D., Philip Zazove, M.D., Kevin Fiscella, M.D., M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal October 2015 Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 573–578 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.05.004 Background Deaf American Sign Language (ASL) users comprise a linguistic minority population with poor health care access due to communication barriers and low health literacy. Potentially, these health […]

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