Health Care

Nurses’ knowledge, attitudes and behavior toward Deaf patients

Venetia-Sofia Velonaki, Ph.D., Georgios Kampouroglou, Ph.D.(c), Martha Velonaki, Konstantina Dimakopoulou, Ph.D.(c), Panayiota Sourtzi, Ph.D., Athena Kalokerinou, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 1, p109–117 Published online: August 14 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.08.005 | Abstract Background Deaf sign language users experience severe health disparities which could be decreased with the modification of some factors associated with […]

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Implementing a system to evaluate quality assurance in rehabilitation in Greece

Vassilios Dimitriadis, Ph.D., Antonis A. Kousoulis, M.D., Markos N. Sgantzos, M.D., Ph.D., Alexander Hadjipaulou, M.D., Ph.D., Christos Lionis, M.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 1, p35–43 Published online: July 23 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.07.003 Abstract Background Use of a widely accepted quality assurance tool is an essential procedure of effective and result-oriented quality management […]

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Physical accessibility in primary health care settings: Results from California on-site reviews

This research was presented at the American Public Health Association (November 2010) and the Society for Social Work and Research (January 2011). Nancy R. Mudrick, M.S.W., Ph.D., Mary Lou Breslin, M.A., Mengke Liang, M.S.W., Silvia Yee, M.A., L.L.B. Published Online: May 28, 2012 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2012.02.002   Abstract Background People with disabilities report physical barriers in […]

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Unmet need for disability-related health care services and employment status among adults with disabilities in the Massachusetts Medicaid program

Alexis D. Henry, Sc.D., OTR/L, Linda Long-Bellil, Ph.D., J.D., Jianying Zhang, M.D., M.P.H., Jay Himmelstein, M.D., M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal Volume 4, Issue 4, Pages 209–218, October 2011   Abstract Background The employment rate among adults with disabilities is significantly lower than that among adults without disabilities. Ensuring access to rehabilitative and other health care […]

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Health Care Reform Challenges for Persons with Co-occurring Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Illness

AAHD has endorsed the statement of the National Association on Developmental Disabilities (and co-occurring mental illness) proposing health care reform recommendations to better serve the target population. The NADD statement is here:PFD.

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Perceptions of quality of health care among veterans with psychiatric disorders

Burnett-Zeigler I, Zivin K, Ilgen MA, Islam K, Bohnert AS. Psychiatr Serv. 2011 Sep;62(9):1054-9. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.62.9.1054. SOURCE:  Health Services Research and Development, Veterans AffairsAnn Arbor Healthcare System, 2215 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA. in-gerebz@med.umich.edu;  Psychiatr Serv. 2012 Apr;63(4):310. Islam, Khairul [added]. OBJECTIVE:  An estimated 37% to 40% of veterans treated by the U.S. […]

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NQF Releases Interim Report to CMS on Quality Measures for Dual Eligibles

By Clarke Ross, D.P.A. The National Quality Forum, a nonprofit membership organization created to develop and implement a national strategy for healthcare quality measurement and reporting, builds consensus on national priorities and goals for performance improvement. The NQF released its interim report to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on quality measures for […]

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Health Disparities Research: Accessible Health Care

Commentary: Defining Disability in Health Care Education. Long-Bellil LM, OʼConnor DM, Robey KL, Hahn JE, Minihan PM, Graham CL, Smeltzer SC; on behalf of the Alliance for Disability in Health Care Education. The Alliance for Disability in Health Care Education is a collaborative network of health care educators promoting the inclusion of disability-related content in […]

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Uninsured people with disabilities confront substantial barriers to health care services

Despite social “safety net” programs, many U.S. residents with disabilities lack insurance coverage and thus risk financial barriers to accessing care, according to a study in the October 2011 issue of Disability and Health Journal. The study objectives were to characterize working-age adults with disabilities who lack health insurance and to examine their self-reported barriers […]

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Online Course Helps Healthcare Providers Improve Access for People with Disabilities

Ten percent of adults with disabilities in Kansas ran into barriers to health care access, according to the 2009 Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Among that group, 14% said the restriction involved physical access, 6% cited disability-specific communication barriers, and 27% reported having been treated unfairly due to their disability. To help reduce […]

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