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 »»

Trends in U.S. adult chronic disability rates over time

Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc., Stephen G. Kurtz, M.S., Sowmya R. Rao, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 4, p402–412 Published online: June 10, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.05.007 Background Trends in the patterns and prevalence of chronic disability among U.S. residents carry important implications for public health and public policies across multiple societal sectors.… 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 »»

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 »»

Does race influence age of diagnosis for children with developmental delay?

Joshua R. Mann, M.D., M.P.H., Sarah Crawford, M.S., Lesly Wilson, Ph.D., O.T.R./L., Suzanne McDermott, Ph.D.† This project was funded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Health and Disability Cooperative Agreement U59/CCU421834. Disability and Health Journal  July 2008 Volume 1, Issue 3, Pages 157–162 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.04.002 Abstract Background Early identification of developmental delay is important for ensuring… Read More »»

Overweight and obesity in women with physical disabilities: Associations with demographic and disability characteristics and secondary conditions

Margaret A. Nosek, Ph.D., Susan Robinson-Whelen, Ph.D., Rosemary B. Hughes, Ph.D., Nancy J. Petersen, Ph.D., Heather B. Taylor, Ph.D., Margaret M. Byrne, Ph.D., Robert Morgan, Ph.D. Received: January 18, 2007; Received in revised form: April 9, 2007; Accepted: July 13, 2007; Disability and Health Journal, April 2008 Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 89–98 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.01.003   Abstract… Read More »»

How does the trajectory of multimorbidity vary across Black, White, and Mexican Americans in middle and old age?

Quiñones AR, Liang J, Bennett JM, Xu X, Ye W.  Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd., Portland, OR 97239, USA. quinones@ohsu.edu.  J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2011 Nov;66(6):739-49. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbr106. Epub 2011 Oct 3. OBJECTIVES: This research examines intra- and interpersonal… Read More »»

Vulnerability of older Latino and Asian immigrants with limited English proficiency

Kim G, Worley CB, Allen RS, Vinson L, Crowther MR, Parmelee P, Chiriboga DA.  Center for Mental Health and Aging, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA. Giyeon.Kim@ua.edu.  J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Jul;59(7):1246-52. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2011.03483.x. Epub 2011 Jun 30. OBJECTIVES: To explore the implications of limited English proficiency (LEP) for disparities in health status… Read More »»

Racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare use, delayed care, and management of diabetes mellitus in older adults in California

Kim G, Ford KL, Chiriboga DA, Sorkin DH.  Center for Mental Health and Aging, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487, USA. Giyeon.Kim@ua.edu.  J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Dec;60(12):2319-25. doi: 10.1111/jgs.12003. Epub 2012 Nov 29. This study examined racial and ethnic differences in healthcare use, delayed care, and management of care of older adults with a… Read More »»

Racial/Ethnic disparities in mortality risk among US veterans with traumatic brain injury.

Egede LE, Dismuke C, Echols C. Am J Public Health. 2012 May;102 Suppl 2:S266-71. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300176. Epub 2011 Nov 28. SOURCE:   Center for Disease Prevention and Health Interventions for Diverse Populations, Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Charleston, SC, USA. egedel@musc.edu OBJECTIVES:  We examined the association of race/ethnicity with mortality risk in a national… Read More »»