Karen Luken

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BACKGROUND Evidence-based health promotion programs developed and tested in the general population typically exclude people with disabilities. To address this gap, a set of methods and criteria were created to adapt evidence-based health promotion programs for people with disabilities. In this first study, we describe a framework for adapting evidence-based(More)
Women Be Healthy 2 is a course designed to teach women with intellectual disabilities about cervical and breast cancer screenings and to help them become more active partners in their health care. An evaluation of Women Be Healthy found that the course was effective in increasing the knowledge of women with intellectual disabilities related to breast health(More)
Overview Women with intellectual disabilities face a number of barriers to the receipt of preventive screenings such as mammograms. Previous research has established that women with intellectual disabilities receive mammography screenings at rates lower than their nondisabled peers. However, less is known about the screening rates of African American women(More)
i Overview Women with developmental disabilities had alarmingly limited knowledge of breast and cervical cancer screening procedures. Rates of knowledge varied by the women's living situations. Women living alone or with a spouse were more informed than women living in residential settings, while women living with family caregivers had the least knowledge.(More)
Overview Women with intellectual disabilities have lower overall health and lower quality health care than women without intellectual disabilities. Our study looked specifically at rates of Papnicolau (Pap) tests among women with intellectual disabilities in one southeastern state. Barriers to Pap tests for women with intellectual and developmental(More)
Suggested citation NC Office on Disability and Health. (2011). North Carolina's plan to promote the health of people with disabilities: Everywhere everyday, everybody 2010–2020. Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.
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