Using Survey Data to Study Disability

Author: Barbara Mandell Altman
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 0762310073
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Medical

The 1994-95 Disability Supplement to the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS-D) sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services provided a rich resource for the quantitative studies included in this volume. Nationally-epresentative surveys that focus on collecting more in depth information about persons with disabilities are rare, therefore these studies are unusual in the level of data they include and the important insights into disability issues that they provide. These come at a time when much more information about the experiences of disability is needed to inform policy and evaluate programmatic changes. The first paper of the volume discusses in detail the genesis and methodology of the NHIS-D. This volume contains a variety of different types of papers that add not only to our information about persons with disabilities, but also serve as a useful guide to using this extensive data set to address the numerous questions about this population. In the first section, two papers describing methodological issues in using the NHIS-D are described. This section includes a paper on response patterns and another on a strategy to overcome the problem of missing data. The next section contains three papers that use the NHIS-D to develop a variety of operational definitions of disability and then use those operational definitions to describe specific aspects of disability, including aging, the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. The third section uses the NHIS-D to identify limitations and barriers experienced by persons with disabilities. Included in this group of papers are topics addressing barriers to work, mobility limitations and health care services, and unmet needs for support services among children.

Workshop on Disability in America

Author: Based on a Workshop of the Committee on Disability in America: A New Look
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309100908
Release Date: 2006-02-27
Genre: Medical

Beginning in late 2004, the IOM began a project to take a new look at disability in America. It will review developments and progress since the publication of the 1991 and 1997 Institute reports. For technical contracting reasons, the new project was split into two phases. During the limited first phase, a committee appointed by IOM planned and convened a 1-day workshop to examine a subset of topics as background for the second phase of project. As was agreed upon with the sponsor of the workshop, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the topics were: methodological and policy issues related to the conceptualization, definition, measurement, and monitoring of disability and health over time; trends in the amount, types, and causes of disability; disability across the age spectrum and in the context of normal aging; and secondary health conditions. The phase-one workshop was held in Washington, D.C. on August 1, 2005. Its participants included researchers, clinicians, social service professionals, policy experts, and consumer representatives and advocates. The meeting agenda and list of participants are included in Appendix A. Workshop on Disability in America: A New Look- Summary and Background Papers summarizes the workshop presentations and discussions. The background papers prepared for the workshop are included in Appendixes B through O. Some papers were submitted and circulated in advance of the meeting, whereas others were first presented at the meeting. The analyses, definitions, and views presented in the papers are those of the paper authors and are not necessarily those of the IOM committee. Likewise, the discussion summary is limited to the views of the workshop participants.

Focus on Disability

Author: Thilo Kroll
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 1600217923
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Medical

Covers a broad range of topics by researchers from several countries, including Canada, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. The selection of papers reflects current research trends and applications at the intersection of disability and health. The book contains disability-related topics stretching across the life span from childhood obesity and the assessment of health and function in older adults. It is a core principle of 'Disability and Health' publications to combine the expertise of researchers from various disciplinary backgrounds including psychology, sociology, public health, health services research, health policy, disability studies, medicine, and rehabilitation research.

Factors in Studying Employment for Persons with Disability

Author: Barbara Altman
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781787149922
Release Date: 2017-09-17
Genre: Social Science

This collection examines less frequently anaylzed aspects of employment for persons with disabilities, offering a variety of approaches to the conceptualization of work, and how it differs across cultures, organizations, and types of disability.

Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health

Author: Roger Detels
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198810131
Release Date: 2017-09-28
Genre:

Sixth edition of the hugely successful, internationally recognised textbook on global public health and epidemiology comprehensively covering the scope, methods, and practice of the discipline.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105114623411
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Sociology

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Environmental Contexts and Disability

Author: Barbara Altman
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781784412623
Release Date: 2014-11-07
Genre: Social Science

This volume presents papers which address both individual and societal levels of environment in relation to disability and shed new light on the processes involved with creating or modifying these environmental supports or barriers.

Survey Measurement of Work Disability

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309172165
Release Date: 2000-03-06
Genre: Medical

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is engaged in redesigning its disability determination process for providing cash benefits and medical assistance to blind and disabled persons under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program (Title II and Title XVI of the Social Security Act). The agency has undertaken a multiyear research effort to develop and test the feasibility, validity, reliability, and practicality of the redesigned disability determination process before making any decision about its national implementation. Survey Measurement of Work Disability reviews and provides advice on this research. One of the major areas for review is the ongoing independent, scientific review of the scope of work, design, and content of the Disability Evaluation Study (DES) and the conduct of the study by the chosen survey contractor. This report identifies statistical design, methodological, and content concerns and addresses other issues as they arise.

Issues in Sociology and Social Work Aging Medical and Missionary Research and Application 2011 Edition

Author:
Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
ISBN: 9781464966774
Release Date: 2012-01-09
Genre: Social Science

Issues in Sociology and Social Work: Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Sociology and Social Work—Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application. The editors have built Issues in Sociology and Social Work: Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Sociology and Social Work—Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Sociology and Social Work: Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Mental Disorders and Disabilities Among Low Income Children

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309376884
Release Date: 2015-10-28
Genre: Medical

Children living in poverty are more likely to have mental health problems, and their conditions are more likely to be severe. Of the approximately 1.3 million children who were recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits in 2013, about 50% were disabled primarily due to a mental disorder. An increase in the number of children who are recipients of SSI benefits due to mental disorders has been observed through several decades of the program beginning in 1985 and continuing through 2010. Nevertheless, less than 1% of children in the United States are recipients of SSI disability benefits for a mental disorder. At the request of the Social Security Administration, Mental Disorders and Disability Among Low-Income Children compares national trends in the number of children with mental disorders with the trends in the number of children receiving benefits from the SSI program, and describes the possible factors that may contribute to any differences between the two groups. This report provides an overview of the current status of the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, and the levels of impairment in the U.S. population under age 18. The report focuses on 6 mental disorders, chosen due to their prevalence and the severity of disability attributed to those disorders within the SSI disability program: attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder/conduct disorder, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, learning disabilities, and mood disorders. While this report is not a comprehensive discussion of these disorders, Mental Disorders and Disability Among Low-Income Children provides the best currently available information regarding demographics, diagnosis, treatment, and expectations for the disorder time course - both the natural course and under treatment.

Osteoarthritis An Issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine E Book

Author: David J. Hunter
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455700332
Release Date: 2010-09-09
Genre: Medical

This issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, Guest Edited by David Hunter, MD, will feature such article topics as: Epidemiology of Osteoarthritis; Age-Related Changes in the Musculoskeletal System and the Development of Osteoarthritis; The Contribution of Osteoarthritis to Disability; Etiology and Assessment of Disability in Older Adults; Quality of Osteoarthritis Care for Community-Dwelling Older Adults; Contextualizing Osteoarthritis Care and the Reasons for the Gap Between Evidence and Practice; Transforming Osteoarthritis Care in an Era of Health Care Reform; Strength Training in Older Adults: the Benefits for Osteoarthritis, Diet and Exercise in Older Obese Adults with Osteoarthritis; Device Use: Braces, Walking aids and orthotics; Pharmacologic Intervention for Osteoarthritis in Older Adults; Surgery in Older Adults with Osteoarthritis.

Footnotes

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Publisher:
ISBN: UIUC:30112074199990
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Sociology