Health Disparities

Trends in colorectal cancer screening over time for persons with and without chronic disability

Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc.; Stephen G. Kurtz, M.S.; Sowmya R. Rao, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: March 23, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.02.003 Background Persons with disabilities have often experienced disparities in routine cancer screening. However, with civil rights protections from the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, such disparities may diminish over… Read More »»

Health care utilization by people with disabilities: A longitudinal analysis of the Korea Welfare Panel Study (KoWePS)

Boyoung Jeon, Ph.D., Soonman Kwon, Ph.D., Hongsoo Kim, Ph. Disability and Health Journal Published July 2015Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 353–362 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.01.001 Background Health care is important for people with disabilities in terms of maintaining basic functional status and promoting health. However, empirical studies on health care utilization by this population in South Korea are rare. Objective The… Read More »»

A wellness program for individuals with disabilities: Using a student wellness coach approach

Hui-Ju Young, Ph.D., Melissa L. Erickson, M.S., Kristen B. Johnson, B.S., R.D., L.D., Mary Ann Johnson, Ph.D., Kevin K. McCully, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal Published July 2015 Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 345–352 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.12.003 Background Individuals with disabilities are at higher risk of health conditions; thus, there is a need to provide hands-on opportunities for pre-healthcare professionals to interact with… Read More »»

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.… Read More »»

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… Read More »»

National health surveillance of adults with disabilities, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and adults with no disabilities

Susan M. Havercamp, Ph.D., Haleigh M. Scott, M.A. The Ohio State University Nisonger Center, 1581 Dodd Dr, Columbus, OH 43210, USA DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.11.002 Background People with disabilities experience worse health and poorer access to health care compared to people without disability. Large-scale health surveillance efforts have largely excluded adults with intellectual and developmental disability. This… Read More »»

Health Disparities in the People with Disabilities in US

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Rural disparities in receipt of colorectal cancer screening among adults ages 50–64 with disabilities

Willi Horner-Johnson, Ph.D., Konrad Dobbertin, M.P.H., Jae Chul Lee, Ph.D., Elena M. Andresen, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 4, p394–401 Published online: June 17, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.06.001 Background Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Early detection can reduce mortality; however, only 59% of U.S.… Read More »»

Smoking behaviors among people with disabilities in Korea

Jeong-Eun Lee, M.S.W., Ph.D., Jong-Hyock Park, M.D., M.P.H., Hye-Ri Kim, M.D., Hyung-Ik Shin, M.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 2, p236–241 Published online: November 11, 2013 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.11.002 Background Most reports concerning smoking behaviors in people with disabilities have been from Western societies; knowledge of smoking behaviors in Asian countries, including Korea,… Read More »»

General health, health conditions, and current pregnancy among U.S. women with and without chronic physical disabilities

Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc., Jun Yu, M.Sc., Amy J. Wint, M.Sc., Suzanne C. Smeltzer, R.N., Ed.D., Jeffrey L. Ecker, M.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 2, p181–188 Published online: January 6, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.12.002 Background Although increasing numbers of reproductive-age U.S. women with chronic physical disabilities (CPD) are becoming pregnant, little is… Read More »»