Health Disparities

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 […]

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Searching for disability in electronic databases of published literature

Emily S. Walsh, M.P.H.d, Jana J. Peterson, M.P.H., Ph.D.d, Dolores Z. Judkins, M.L.S., The Expert Panel on Health Care Disparities Among Individuals With Disabilities dThese authors were at Oregon Health & Science University when this work was conducted. eThe DRRP Expert Panel consists of Elena M. Andresen, Charles Drum, Glenn Fujiura, Willi Horner-Johnson, Lisa Iezzoni, […]

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Higher educational attainment but not higher income is protective for cardiovascular risk in Deaf American Sign Language (ASL) users

Michael M. McKee, M.D., M.P.H., Kimberly McKee, M.P.H., Paul Winters, M.S., Erika Sutter, M.P.H., Thomas Pearson, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 1, p49–55 Published online: August 29, 2013 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.07.001 Background Higher educational attainment and income provide cardiovascular protection in the general population. It is unknown if the same effect […]

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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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Disparities in service utilization and expenditures for individuals with developmental disabilities

Charlene Harrington, Ph.D., Taewoon Kang, Ph.D. Department of Social and Behavioral Science, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA Disability and Health Journal, October 2008 Volume 1, Issue 4, Pages 184–195 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.05.004 Abstract Background The factors that affect access to services for individuals with developmental disabilities (DD) have not received much attention. Methods This study examined […]

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Disparities in self-reported activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living disability among Asian American subgroups in the United States: Results from the National Health Interview Survey 2001–2003

Alberto Coustasse, M.D., Dr.P.H., Sejong Bae, Ph.D., Cody J. Arvidson, Ph.D., Karan P. Singh, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, July 2008 Volume 1, Issue 3, Pages 150–156 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.04.005 Abstract Background The purpose of this study was to compare disability and functional limitations among elderly Asian American subgroups using datasets from the National Health Interview Survey 2001−2003. Methods […]

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Cost disparities in lung cancer treatment by disability status, sex, and race

Thomas N. Chirikos, Ph.D.∗, Richard G. Roetzheim, M.D., M.S.P.H., Ellen P. McCarthy, Ph.D., M.P.H., Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc. ∗Currently, Professor Emeritus, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA. Disability and Health Journal, April 2008 Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 108–115 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.01.004   Abstract Background The recent literature contains numerous reports of disparities in the […]

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Variation in types of service use and expenditures for individuals with developmental disabilities

Taewoon Kang, Ph.D., Charlene Harrington, Ph.D. Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143-0612, USA Disability and Health Journal, January 2008 Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 30–41 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2007.11.008 Abstract Background This study examined the types of services and expenditures for 8 service categories provided by regional centers to 138,336 […]

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Influence of adapted sports on quality of life and life satisfaction in sport participants and non-sport participants with physical disabilities

Kamil Yazicioglu, M.D., Ferdi Yavuz, M.D., Ahmet Salim Goktepe, M.D., Arif Kenan Tan, M.D. Published Online: July 23, 2012 Disability and Health Journal, October 2012 Volume 5, Issue 4, Pages 249–253 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2012.05.003 Abstract Background The lack of controlled trials in the relationship between participation in adapted sports, and quality of life (QoL) and life satisfaction in […]

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Child and adult disability in the 2000 Census: Disability is a household affair

Carrie L. Shandra, Ph.D., Roger C. Avery, Ph.D., Dennis P. Hogan, Ph.D., Michael E. Msall, M.D. Published Online: September 17, 2012 Disability and Health Journal, October 2012 Volume 5, Issue 4, Pages 241–248 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2012.07.004 Abstract Background Survey data indicate that individuals with disabilities in the United States often experience less advantageous economic and social resources than […]

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