healthcare disparities

Individuals with mild MS with poor sleep quality have impaired visuospatial memory and lower perceived functional abilities

Catherine F. Siengsukon, P.T., Ph.D., Mayis Aldughmi, P.T., Ph.D., Melike Kahya, P.T., Sharon Lynch, M.D., Jared Bruce, Ph.D., Morgan Glusman, M.A., Abigail Ness Norouzinia, M.A., Sandra Billinger, P.T., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 116-121 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.04.011 Background Sleep disturbances are common in individuals with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), but […]

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Association between perceived discrimination and healthcare–seeking behavior in people with a disability

Miguel G. Moscoso-Porras, P.T., M.Sc. (c), German F. Alvarado, M.D., Ph.D., School of Public Health, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru Disability and Health Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 93-98 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.04.002 Background Experiences of discrimination lead people from vulnerable groups to avoid medical healthcare. It is yet to be known if such experiences […]

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“They must understand we are people”: Pregnancy and maternity service use among signing Deaf women in Cape Town

Margaret W. Gichane, MSPH, Marion Heap, PhD, Mayara Fontes, MA, Leslie London, MD. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 3, p434–439 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.03.016   Background Women with disabilities are at disproportionate risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes, however, there is limited information on their pregnancy histories. This mixed-methods study focuses on signing Deaf women whose access to health care may be compromised […]

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Disparities in receipt of family planning services by disability status: New estimates from the National Survey of Family Growth

William Mosher, PhD, Tina Bloom, PhD, MPH, RN, Rosemary Hughes, PhD, Leah Horton, MSPH, Ramin Mojtabai, MD, PhD, MPH, Jeanne L. Alhusen, PhD, CRNP, RN Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 3, p394–399 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.03.014   Background A substantial and increasing population of US women of childbearing age live with disability. Disability-based disparities in access to family planning services have been previously […]

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