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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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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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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Lack of access due to costs remains a problem for some in Massachusetts despite the state’s health reforms.

Did the Massachusetts health reforms, which provided near-universal insurance coverage, also address problems of unmet need resulting from the cost of care and of inadequate preventive care for diverse patient groups? We found that nearly a quarter of adults who were in fair or poor health reported being unable to see a doctor because of […]

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Health Disparities Research: Services for People with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities

Uncovering health care inequalities among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Ward RL, Nichols AD, Freedman RI.  Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice, SUNY Fredonia, NY 14063, USA. rolanda.ward@gmail.com  Health Soc Work. 2010 Nov;35(4):280-90. Even as attention is drawn to the increasing number of individuals who experience health inequalities in the United […]

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Estimates of state-level health-care expenditures associated with disability.

OBJECTIVES:   We estimated state-level disability-associated health-care expenditures (DAHE) for the U.S. adult population. METHODS:   We used a two-part model to estimate DAHE for the noninstitutionalized U.S. civilian adult population using data from the 2002-2003 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey and state-level data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Administrative data for people in institutions were […]

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Community mental healthcare providers’ attitudes and practices related to smoking cessation interventions for people living with severe mental illness.

OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to describe mental healthcare providers’ attitudes about tobacco use, their personal smoking status, their confidence in offering smoking cessation support to clients living with severe mental illness, and the extent to which they incorporated smoking cessation interventions into their practice. The study also aimed to determine whether the providers’ attitudes, smoking […]

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