Screenings

Risk factors for disability discharge in enlisted active duty Army soldiers

Amanda L. Piccirillo, M.P.H., Elizabeth R. Packnett, M.P.H., David N. Cowan, Ph.D., M.P.H., Michael R. Boivin, M.D., M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, p324–331 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.11.005 Background The rate of permanent disability retirement in U.S. Army soldiers and the prevalence of combat-related disabilities have significantly increased over time. Prior research on risk […]

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The effect of caregiving on preventive care for people with disabilities

Eric W. Jamoom, M.S., Elena M. Andresen, Ph.D., Britta Neugaard, Ph.D., M.P.H., Sarah L. McKune, M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal, January 2008 Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 51–57 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2007.11.005 Abstract Background Overall, disparities exist in preventive health care services for people with disabilities compared with other Americans. Little is known about the effects of caregiving on […]

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Effects of health screening for adults with intellectual disability: a pooled analysis

Lennox N, Ware R, Bain C, Taylor Gomez M, Cooper SA. Br J Gen Pract. 2011 Mar;61(584):193-6. doi: 10.3399/bjgp11X561186. SOURCE: Queensland Centre of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, School of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Mater Hospital, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. n.lennox@uq.edu.au Health screening has been shown to have beneficial effects on health outcomes in adults […]

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TeenScreen Promotes Mental Health Screenings for Teenagers

More than 1 million teens in the United States suffer from depression, yet fewer than one-third of them receive help, according to the TeenScreen National Center for Mental Health Checkups. TeenScreen is a national mental health and suicide screening program for young adults developed by Columbia University’s Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The Reasons […]

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