Mental Health

Homelessness following disability-related discharges from active duty military service in Afghanistan and Iraq

Jamison D. Fargo, Ph.D., M.S.Epi., Emily Brignone, B.S., Stephen Metraux, Ph.D., Rachel Peterson, M.S., Marjorie E. Carter, M.S.P.H., Tyson Barrett, B.S., Miland Palmer, M.P.H., Andrew Redd, Ph.D., Matthew H. Samore, M.D., Adi V. Gundlapalli, M.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p592–599 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.03.003   Background Many dynamics in the relationship among military service-related disabilities, health care benefits, mental health disorders, and post-deployment homelessness… Read More »»

Social cognitive correlates of physical activity among persons with multiple sclerosis: Influence of depressive symptoms

  Ipek Ensari, Ph.D., Dominique Kinnett-Hopkins, B.S., Robert W. Motl, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p580–586 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.03.006   Background Physical inactivity and elevated depressive symptoms are both highly prevalent and correlated among persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). Variables from Social Cognitive Theory (SCT) might be differentially correlated with physical activity in persons with MS who… Read More »»

Vitality and mental health in disability: Associations with social relationships in persons with spinal cord injury and their partners

Hannah Tough, M.Sc., Christine Fekete, Ph.D., Martin W.G. Brinkhof, Ph.D,, Johannes Siegrist, Ph.D Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p294–302 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.12.008   Background Various social relationship constructs have been proposed to affect mental health. However, these constructs have rarely been studied in a comprehensive way in persons with chronic disabilities and their partners, inhibiting researchers from evaluating their relative… Read More »»

Collaborative design of a health care experience survey for persons with disability

Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc, Holly Matulewicz, MA, Sarah A. Marsella, MSc, Kimberley S. Warsett, MSW, Dennis Heaphy, MPH, EdM, MDiv, Karen Donelan, ScD, EdM Disability and Health Journal, April 2017, p231–239 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.12.022   Background When assessing results of health care delivery system reforms targeting persons with disability, quality metrics must reflect the experiences and perspectives of this population.… Read More »»

Impact of disability status on suicide risks in South Korea: Analysis of National Health Insurance cohort data from 2003 to 2013

  Sang-Uk Lee, M.S., Sungwon Roh, M.D., Ph.D., Young-eun Kim, Ph.D., Jong-Ik Park, M.D., Ph.D., Boyoung Jeon, Ph.D., In-Hwan Oh, M.D., Ph.D Disability and Health Journal, January 2017, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 123–130 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.06.008   Background The elevated risk of suicide in people with disability has been suggested in the previous studies; however, the majority of study results have been limited… Read More »»

Does type of disability and participation in rehabilitation affect satisfaction of stroke survivors? Results from the 2013 Behavioral Risk Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Diane L. Smith, Ph.D., O.T.R./L., F.A.O.T.A. Disability and Health Journal October 2015 Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 557–563 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.05.001 Background Studies show that stroke survivors typically have lower life satisfaction than persons who have not been diagnosed with stroke. Objective To determine if significant differences in life satisfaction exist between stroke survivors with and without functional limitations… Read More »»

Perception of secondary conditions in adults with spina bifida and impact on daily life

Robert Wagner, M.D., Ronna Linroth, O.T., Ph.D., Candice Gangl, O.T.D., O.T.R/L., Nancy Mitchell, M.A., O.T.R/L., Michelle Hall, C.P.O., .A.A.O.P.,Rhonda Cady, Ph.D., R.N.,Matthew Christenson, B.S. Disability and Health Journal, October 2015 Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 492–498 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.03.012 Background Spina bifida is a congenital defect of the neural tube resulting in motor and sensory disruption. Persons with spina bifida can also experience… Read More »»

Factors associated with psychotropic prescriptions, psychiatric hospitalization, and spending among Medicare beneficiaries under 65

Jingjing Qian, Ph.D., Saranrat Wittayanukorn, M.S., Grant McGuffey, Pharm.D., Richard Hansen, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, July 2015 Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 424–433 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.03.005 Background Medicare beneficiaries under 65 are a medically heterogenous population with significant psychiatric health service utilization. Patterns of psychiatric health services utilization and spending have not been well studied in this population. Objective To estimate… Read More »»

Analysis of disability using WHODAS 2.0 among the middle-aged and elderly in Cinco Villas, Spain

Results have, in part, been presented at annual meetings of the National Associations of Epidemiology and Neurology. Almazán-Isla, R.N., B.A., M. Comín-Comín, M.D., Ph.D., J. Damián, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., E. Alcalde-Cabero, B.Sc., M.P.H., C. Ruiz, O.T., E. Franco, O.T., G. Martín, M.D., L.A. Larrosa-Montañés, M.D.e, J. de Pedro-Cuesta, M.D., Ph.D. on behalf of the DISCAP-ARAGON… Read More »»

Temporal trends in disability evaluation and retirement in the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps: 2005–2011

Marlene E. Gubata, M.D., M.P.H., Elizabeth R. Packnett, M.P.H., David N. Cowan, Ph.D., M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 1, p70–77 Published online: September 23, 2013 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.08.003 Background Surveillance of trends in disability is necessary to determine the burden of disability on the U.S. military, the most common types of disability conditions,… Read More »»