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PURPOSE To evaluate the role of health care providers in the transition from pediatric to adult health care for adolescents with disabilities and special health care needs (SHCN) from both the families' and providers' perspectives. METHODS A total of 753 parents of adolescents with SHCN (e.g. developmental, physical, behavioral/emotional, learning, or(More)
Children with chronic illness need to adapt to more stresses than do healthy children. Research highlights the problems of children with chronic illnesses but not how they cope in response to the stress created by these problems. Cognitive appraisal of a stressor and of response options is an important aspect of coping. Our cross-sectional study(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the empirical literature on the prevalence of interpersonal violence (IPV) against people with disabilities. METHOD The authors searched for, obtained, and reviewed 6,000 abstracts published between January, 2000 and August, 2010 via searches in PsycINFO and PubMed. Subsequently, 177 potentially applicable full-text articles were(More)
This study examined the extent to which the academic achievement of adolescents receiving both foster care and special education services differs from the performance of youths involved in only foster care, special education, or general education. Extant school data were collected on 327 students, ages 13 through 21, who attended school in a large urban(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness, strengths, and limitations of an innovative research method to recruit persons with spinal cord injury (SCI). DESIGN A pilot study for feasibility. SETTING Community-based durable medical equipment suppliers (DMESs) in the states of Oregon, Washington, and New York. PARTICIPANTS Three DMESs participated and(More)
The aim of the study was to examine the experience of restrictiveness among transition-aged youth with disabilities in foster care. Utilizing a sample of 207 youth, placement types were explored for differences in disability status, race and sex. Further, youth perceptions of restriction around communication, movement around one's home, and access to the(More)
To increase safety and minimize the risk of interpersonal violence, it is critical that women with disabilities and Deaf women have an opportunity to identify whether or not abuse is happening in their lives. Awareness and knowledge of what constitutes abusive behaviors is an essential first step in addressing interpersonal violence. This article includes a(More)
BACKGROUND Audio computer-assisted self-interviews (ACASIs) have safely and effectively obtained sensitive research data from the general public and have been recommended for use with people with disabilities. However, few studies have used ACASIs with people with disabilities and ACASIs have not been used to investigate the relationship between disability,(More)
Three hundred and five women with diverse disabilities completed an anonymous audio computer-assisted self-interview designed to increase women's awareness of abuse. Data were also collected regarding abuse experienced in the past year and the risk characteristics of their perpetrators. Overall, 68% reported some type of abuse. Preliminary evidence for the(More)
Nosek and Howland's Applied Research document (1998) provided a snapshot of the first generation of research related to abuse and women with disabilities, documenting the seriousness of the problem and lack of accessible domestic violence services. This research, conducted in the late 1980s and 1990s, led to a second generation of studies in the current(More)