disability

Ableism and contours of the attitudinal environment as identified by adults with long-term physical disabilities: A qualitative study

Adults with physical disabilities experience a continuum of enabling and disabling attitudes in the environment. This study identified where adults with physical disabilities experience the attitudinal environment, the continuum of those attitudes, …

Health literacy and difficulty accessing information about the COVID-19 pandemic among deaf and hard-of-hearing parents

Deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) people struggle with information marginalization and limited health literacy, challenging their ability to access information on preventing COVID-19. This study assessed the relationship between language preference, …

Redesigning and reframing our healthcare for patients with hearing loss

Nearly 20% of U.S. Americans report a hearing loss, yet our current healthcare system is poorly designed and equipped to effectively care for them. Individuals with hearing loss report communication breakdowns, inaccessible health information, …

Emergency department utilization among deaf and hard-of-hearing patients: A retrospective chart review

Background. Deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) patients are an underserved priority population. Existing, although contextually limited, findings indicate that DHH patients are more likely to use the emergency department (ED) than non-DHH patients. …

Conceptual model of emergency department utilization among deaf and hard-of-hearing patients: A critical review

Deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) populations are understudied in health services research and underserved in healthcare systems. Existing data indicate that adult DHH patients are more likely to use the emergency department (ED) for less emergent …

They're not willing to accommodate Deaf patients: Communication experiences of deaf American Sign Language users in the emergency department

Deaf people who use American Sign Language (ASL) are more likely to use the emergency department (ED) than their hearing English-speaking counterparts and are also at higher risk of receiving inaccessible communication. The purpose of this study is …

Promoting health equity for deaf patients through the electronic health record

Language status can be conceptualized as an equity-relevant variable, particularly for non-English-speaking populations. Deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) individuals who use American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate comprise one such group and are …

Community-engaged needs assessment of Deaf American Sign Language users in Florida, 2018

*Objectives:* Deaf American Sign Language (ASL) users comprise a linguistic and cultural minority group that is understudied and underserved in health education and health care research. We examined differences in health behaviors, concerns, and …

Sexual risk behavior and sexually transmitted infections among college students with disabilities

*Background.* In the past 20 years, there has been an increase in the number of college students with disabilities (SWDs) in the United States. SWDs may have not received relevant, or accessible, sexual health education from medical providers, …

Improving representation of people with disabilities in health education

Over the past two decades there has been increasing recognition of the importance and merits of increasing representation of historically underrepresented minorities in the health professions. However, people with disabilities are less discussed in …