Health Disparities

Health disparities among adults with physical disabilities or cognitive limitations compared to individuals with no disabilities in the United States

Amanda Reichard, Ph.D., Hayley Stolzle, M.P.H., Michael H. Fox, Sc.D. Disability and Health Journal,  Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages 59–67, April 2011 Published Online: July 15, 2010 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2010.05.003s   Abstract Background National survey data indicate the number of individuals reporting a disability is rising. Those with disabilities experience a large number of barriers to health […]

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Health and educational status of children raised by a caregiver with a disability

Donna R. Miles, Michael J. Steiner, Karen J. Luken, Michael R. Sanderson, Tamera Coyne-Beasley, Harry Herrick, Elizabeth Mizelle, Carol A. Ford Disability and Health Journal, issue 3, p. 185–191 Published online: April 22, 2011 Background Research on children raised by adults with disability is limited. Our goal was to provide a profile of the health […]

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Theory-guided selection of discrimination measures for racial/ ethnic health disparities research among older adults

Thrasher AD, Clay OJ, Ford CL, Stewart AL.  University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, NC 27599-7440, USA. angela.thrasher@unc.edu.  J Aging Health. 2012 Sep;24(6):1018-43. doi: 10.1177/0898264312440322. Epub 2012 Mar 26. OBJECTIVE: Discrimination may contribute to health disparities among older adults. Existing measures of perceived discrimination have provided important insights but may have […]

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Ethnic differences in potentially preventable hospitalizations among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders: implications for reducing health care disparities

Moy E, Mau MK, Raetzman S, Barrett M, Miyamura JB, Chaves KH, Andrews R.  Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, USA.  Ethn Dis. 2013 Winter;23(1):6-11. OBJECTIVES: A serious challenge to eliminating US health disparities stems from the inability to reliably measure outcomes, particularly for numerically small populations. Our […]

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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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Diabetes among adults with cognitive limitations compared to individuals with no cognitive disabilities.

Using a retrospective analysis of data from the 2006 Medical Expenditures Panel Survey (MEPS), we assessed the health status of working-age adults with cognitive limitations in comparison to adults with no disability (unweighted N  =  27,116; weighted N  =  240,343,457). Adults with cognitive limitations had a significantly higher prevalence of diabetes than did adults with […]

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Perceptions of cardiovascular health in an underserved community of deaf adults using American Sign Language.

BACKGROUND:  Cardiovascular disease leads in overall mortality and morbidity in the United States. Cardiovascular disparities remain high among minority and underserved groups. Deaf American Sign Language (ASL) users are an underserved and understudied group that receives little attention from researchers due to language and communication barriers. A recent ASL survey in Rochester, NY, indicated greater cardiovascular risk […]

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Universal design of research: inclusion of persons with disabilities in mainstream biomedical studies.

Although persons with disabilities of all kinds have as wide a range of health conditions as the general population, they are profoundly underrepresented in mainstream health research. Such underrepresentation might contribute to the health disparities in this population. We propose the concept of Universal Design of Research (UDR), which would promote routine inclusion of persons […]

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Underserved farmers with disabilities: designing an AgrAbility program to address health disparities.

Awareness of health disparities is crucial for individuals with disabilities to minimize additional health-related challenges. Adding rural residence and age to disability creates a triple threat in terms of potential health disparities. Kentucky AgrAbility is developing innovative new partnerships with the goal of expanding service provision to underserved populations with disabilities in Kentucky: women, minority, […]

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Health disparities among adults with physical disabilities or cognitive limitations compared to individuals with no disabilities in the United States.

BACKGROUND: National survey data indicate the number of individuals reporting a disability is rising. Those with disabilities experience a large number of barriers to health promotion and disease prevention programming. However, only a limited number of studies have used nationally representative data to examine the health status of individuals with disabilities in comparison to those […]

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